Matt McDavid,LCSW

Matt McDavid,LCSW

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 094806
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • 4YourChoice / Design Benefits
  • Abrazo Advantage
  • Access Plus Program
  • ACE
  • ACI Specialty Benefits
  • Advantage Health
  • Advantica
  • Adventist Health
  • Advocate Health Care
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AIG
  • Alameda Alliance for Health
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Allegiant Insurance Group
  • Alliance PPO
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • AllState
  • AllWays Health Partners
  • Alta Bates Medical Group
  • Altius (Coventry Health Care)
  • AlwaysCare
  • Ambetter
  • America's 1st Choice
  • American Behavioral
  • American Family Insurance
  • American General
  • American Medical Security (AMS)
  • American National
  • American Republic Insurance
  • American Specialty Health
  • AmeriGroup
  • AmeriHealth
  • Amida Care
  • Anthem
  • APS Healthcare
  • APWU
  • Arcadian Health Plan
  • Arise
  • Array
  • Ascension Health
  • Aspiria
  • ASR/Physician's Care
  • ASR Health Benefits
  • Assurant Employee Benefits
  • Assurant Health
  • Asuris Northwest Health
  • Atlantis Health Plan (Easy Choice)
  • ATRIO Health Plans
  • Aultcare
  • Auxiant
  • Avera Health Plans
  • Averde
  • Avesis
  • AvMed
  • Bankers Life and Casualty Company
  • Banner Health
  • Banner MediSun, Inc.
  • Barnabas
  • BayCare
  • BayCare Behavioral Health
  • BDA/Morneau Shepell
  • Beacon
  • Beaumont Employee Health Plan
  • Beech Street
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Best Choice Plus
  • Best Life And Health
  • BHP
  • BHS
  • Block Vision
  • Blomquist Hale
  • Blue Advantage
  • Blue Bell Benefits Trust
  • Blue Care
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Blue Cross Complete
  • BMC HealthNet
  • Bravo Health
  • BridgeSpan
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
  • Broward County Risk Management
  • Brown & Toland
  • Business Health Services
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Capital Health Plan
  • Care1st
  • Care 1st
  • Care Access
  • Carebridge
  • Carebridge EAP
  • CareConnect
  • Carecore National
  • Care Improvement Plus
  • Care IQ
  • CareMore
  • Care N' Care
  • CareSource
  • Care Wisconsin
  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance
  • CBA Blue
  • CDS
  • CeltiCare Health Plan
  • Celtic Insurance Company
  • Cenpatico
  • CenterLight Healthcare
  • Center Plan for Healthy Living
  • Ceredian
  • Chartered Health Plan
  • Chestnut Global Partners
  • Cigna
  • Emblem
  • Emblem Health
  • Empire Plan
  • Employer Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • ENI EAP Provider
  • Fidelis Care (NY)
  • Freelancers Insurance Company (BlueCard PPO Network)
  • HealthFirst
  • Health First Health Plans (Florida)
  • Quality Health Plans of New York
  • Quest EAP
  • Reach EAP
  • State Farm®
  • United Health Care
  • WellChoice PPO
Fees: $250 per session.

McDavid Creative Therapy is a 100% telehealth therapy practice that offers individual sessions for adults residing in New York and Florida.
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53 Hill St
Suite #51
Southampton, New York 11968

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My Approach to Helping

Hi, I’m Matt, and I’m glad you found your way here. Everything you’ve overcome to get to this moment has prepared you for the journey ahead. This path leads to who you were always meant to be. When you’re fully present with your feelings, you reconnect to your authentic self and open the door for true joy in your life.

I'm here to provide a safe and supportive space for you to express yourself openly and honestly, where you can learn to love yourself unconditionally, cultivate self-compassion, and find peace. Our strength-based work together will show you how.

Whether you're here seeking help as you navigate an overwhelming time, or you’re simply looking for a space to explore and grow, you're in the right place. Moments like these are like a fork in the road. We can choose to do what we’ve always done, or try something new. One thing is for sure, nothing changes if nothing changes. Our lives are shaped by how we make use of our greatest moments of adversity.

My journey is a testament to this.

As a young adult, my own mental health struggles revealed the healing and transformative power of therapy. My challenges led to profound personal growth. They instilled in me the utmost respect and empathy for those facing mental health hurdles. The possibility of working with others in such a meaningful way inspired and motivated me. Becoming a therapist was more than a job. It was a calling.

This passion drove me to complete my graduate education and training at Columbia University. With over a decade of experience in mental health, I’m grateful to be able to support others on their journey towards a better life.

Some of the most rewarding feedback I've received from clients is that our sessions have redefined their expectations of therapy. This is a testament to McDavid Creative Therapy's consciously created and decidedly different therapeutic approach.

The journey begins by acknowledging the genuine mental health challenges an individual may be facing—without relying on a diagnosis to define their whole identity.

Next, I help them to recognize how their struggles often arise from past experiences, rather than any inherent flaws as an individual. This perspective shift opens the door to self-compassion and pride, empowering clients to view their struggles through a lens of resilience and growth.

Building upon this, I guide clients toward a strength-based mindset. Encouraging acceptance of all emotions, particularly those that feel uncomfortable or negative.

There are no 'bad' feelings. Every emotion serves a purpose, aiming to protect or inform us in some way.

By reframing so-called negative emotions as allies rather than enemies, we learn to welcome them with curiosity rather than resistance.

This process fosters a stronger connection to oneself, making it possible to find joy even in difficult moments. Through these steps, clients not only confront their challenges but also rediscover their strength and capacity for happiness.

My clients learn that the journey is less about changing themselves and more about letting go of what isn’t true to who they are, unlearning how they’ve been conditioned to see themselves, and recognizing that they’ve been good enough all along.

At McDavid Creative Therapy, we welcome and affirm the unique stories and identities of every individual, allowing for a rich and transformative therapeutic journey. We value inclusion and celebrate diversity in all its beautiful forms.

Our work together moves beyond alleviating painful symptoms to cultivate a profound sense of peace, self-acceptance, emotional resilience, and self-love.

Let’s embark on this journey together.

More Info About My Practice

I want to share some quotes with you that capture the essence of my approach to therapy. They include themes of resilience, self-compassion, authenticity, transformation, and growth. If these quotes resonate with you, we may be a good fit to work together!

"I am not what happened to me. I am what I chose to become."

"It takes an earthquake to form a mountain."

"A bird sitting on a branch is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch but it's own wings."

"Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place."

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

For me, the best part is giving people hope.

Clients learn that moments of breakdown can be opportunities for breakthroughs. Our experiences of adversity can lead to profound growth and resilience.

I know this because I've experienced it in my own life. And as a therapist, I've helped my clients experience it in theirs. Together, we embrace the journey of healing and transformation, finding strength and beauty in the places where we once felt broken.

It's incredible to be able to support such transformative journeys for a living. Witnessing the resilience and growth of those I work with is profoundly rewarding.

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Ages I Work With

  • Adults


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Groups I Work With

    McDavid Creative Therapy is a 100% telehealth therapy practice that offers individual sessions for adults residing in New York and Florida.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Logotherapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Self-Relations Therapy

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