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.