Matt Sutera received his Master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas and he continues to pursue his licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor. Matt has worked extensively with adolescents and adult males with chemical dependency issues and co-occurring trauma. His experience also includes providing therapy and skills services to families with a variety of presenting concerns, such as abuse and neglect, reunification, community violence, substance use/abuse, grief and loss, and sexual concerns.
Matt’s theory is largely person-centered and contains elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and is solution-focused. Matt approaches his clients with an understanding that we each have different experiences, strengths, weaknesses, fears, and systems of support, but everyone can be an active participant in their therapy. Matt encourages individuals to take an active role in their therapy and reinforces the understanding that we are each equipped with the tools and strengths for our recovery and well-being.
Matt’s perspective is experiential and practical and he navigates his sessions with the understanding that all clients and families have unique needs and goals. His desire is to help individuals, families, and/or couples realize their potential, improve the relationships in their lives, and better their self-understanding. He brings a calm demeanor, trust, optimism, and the occasional witty sense of humor to his sessions.
Matt works with children, teens, adults, individuals, couples, and families of all racial, economic, sexual, and mental health backgrounds.
His specific areas of concentration include:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Substance abuse/dependence
- PTSD and trauma-related disorders and stressors
- Identity/self-esteem issues
- LGBTQIA populations
- Relationship struggles/transitions (couples counseling)
- Sexual concerns
- Grief and Loss
- Men’s mental health