Michelle Matthews LCSW, MPA, Clinical Social Work in Los Angeles, California, 90025

Michelle Matthews


Michelle Matthews


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 65206
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: Free 15 minute consultation
$100/hr per session
Free Initial Consultation


2001 S. Barrington
Los Angeles, California 90025
12304 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90025

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My Approach to Helping

Peace be still. That is my favorite saying. Emotional peace is priceless. Empathy for others and a call to service drew me to this field. My role as a Licensed psychotherapist is to show you ways to increase peace in all areas of your life. My goal is to assist individual's reach their potential and maximize joy and satisfaction in their lives. Help me, help you. Give therapy a chance. Evidenced based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Seeking Safety, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Crisis Oriented Recovery Services (CORS) may be used to facilitate mental well-being. Therapy interventions are customized and tailored to each individual's needs and symptomology.

More Info About My Practice

For the past 8 years, I have worked in the public mental health field. I have had the pleasure of working with children, families, foster children and adoptive parents, transitional age youth (TAY) and Severely and Persistently Mentally Ill (SPMI) adults. I currently have openings in my private practice. I have two therapy offices to see clients, one in Santa Monica and the other in West Los Angeles. I offer competitive and affordable rates. Sliding scale fees are available based on income. Please email me with any questions. I accept private pay only.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Adjustment Issues
Major Depression
Life Transitions
Cultural Issues
Mood Swings
Grief and Loss
Family/Relational Conflict
Problem Resolution

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Transitional Age Youth (18-25), Previous foster youth, Severely persistently mentally ill adults, and diverse populations.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Psychodynamic
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