Call Us At (646) 780-8278
All Days 9:00 to 5:00
116 West 23rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Mrs. Michelle Matthews
Psychotherapist, LCSW, MSW, MPA

Verified by Therapy For Black Men

Accepting new clients?: Yes
Remote therapy available?: Yes
Can prescribe medication?: No

Office Hours: Mondays 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday times available by request.

Last school: University of Southern California (USC), MSW, 2009
License(s): LCSW65206-California
Years in practice: 2011

Cost per session: $150 to $200
Average cost per session: 165
Sliding scale pricing?: Yes
Free initial phone consultation?: Yes
Free initial face to face consultation?: No
Payment methods accepted:
  • ACH Bank Transfer
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Health Savings Account
  • Mastercard
  • Paypal
  • Square
  • Venmo
  • Visa

Insurance types accepted:
  • ACI Specialty Benefits

Insurance Note: For insurances not listed, superbills are available monthly or per session per client request. Superbills can be submitted to the insurer for possible reimbursement.

  • Individuals

Age specialty:
  • Adolescents and Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Faith Orientation: I offer special insight to clients of the Christian faith.

Communities I am allied with or for which I have experience supporting clients:
  • Body Positivity
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied

I offer special insights for client's of the following ethnicity:
  • Black
  • First Nations
  • Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Languages spoken:
  • English

The last three years have brought a renewed spotlight on police brutality on African Americans and people of color. Covid 19 has shown a spotlight on health care disparities and significant new rules that impact daily work and lifestyle. Are you experiencing difficulty adjusting to the "new normal", experience grief and loss, trauma or PTSD? Therapy may be the best step for you. My name is Mrs.Matthews, LCSW. If you are interested in comprehensive psychotherapy, you have come to the right place!

I have been working in the mental health field for the past thirteen years and love the work that I do. I have experience treating a variety of populations including: adults, adolescents, the elderly, substance users, and families. Over the years, I have also volunteered with the Downtown Women's Shelter and with the USC Alumni Mentor Program.

I received a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) from USC. I began my career advocating for foster children through my work with the Department of Child and Family Services. I have experience working in School Based Mental Health, in the Non-profit sector. There I enjoyed providing individual and family therapy to youth in the Long Beach, Lakewood and Compton areas.

I also have experience providing mental health assessments and intensive psychotherapy with severely and persistently mental ill adults (SPMI) through the LA County Department of Mental Health. I have experience serving as a Transitional Age Youth (TAY) liaison for approx. five years, matching young adults with the appropriate mental health services. I also have experience training and supervising Master of Social Work (MSW) interns in a county clinic setting.

I am a culturally sensitive therapist. My personal style is to customize and cater to each individual's current mental health needs. I am trained in an array of evidenced based practices (EBP's).

My Christian faith, genuineness, and competence set me apart from other therapist.

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Other issues:
    Treatment orientation:
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • Attachment-Based
    • Christian Counseling
    • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
    • Compassion Focused
    • Culturally Sensitive
    • Dialectical (DBT)
    • Emotionally Focused
    • Family Systems
    • Gestalt
    • Gottman Method
    • Interpersonal
    • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Multicultural
    • Narrative
    • Person-Centered
    • Prolonged Exposure
    • Psychoanalytic
    • Psychodynamic
    • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
    • Strength-Based
    • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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