Matthew Whaley


Matthew Whaley


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - R051663-1
Secondary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 44SC05285900
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $200 per session New York
$150 per session New Jersey
Free Initial Consultation


37 E. 28th Street, Suite 408
New York City, New York 10010
42 Main St
Bradley Beach, New Jersey 07720

My Approach to Helping

I work with diverse clients and issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and relationships (including LGBT). Our behavior patterns are our creative adjustments to life circumstances that were unresolvable with the resources we had at the time. I facilitate a compassionate self-awareness of how we do those patterns, with an eye to building the resources needed in the present. I believe that change requires a new experience in the present and that self-compassion is the best predictor of a good therapeutic outcome. Let's focus less on what isn't working in your life and more on accessing and building upon what is working NOW.

The safe therapeutic relationship is essential, so I create an experience that is non-judging, collaborative, and interactive. I use psychodynamic, humanistic, and somatic approaches. Physiological experience precedes and informs our psychology so attention to the body is crucial. I teach you useful tools and empower you with an understanding of how the body/mind works.

More Info About My Practice

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker; certified in Authentic Process Therapy; certified as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner ; certified as a Qualified Gestalt Therapist; and training in Bodynamics. I am a Faculty member at the Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training in New York City and a Teaching Assistant with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Consultation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Trauma, PTSD, Addiction Recovery, Sex Addiction, LGBT

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Healing Touch
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Voice Dialogue

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