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Matthew Peters

Matthew Peters, BA


Population Specialty

  • Adolescents (ages 12+)
  • Adults (ages 19-55)

Treatment Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-esteem

Training Interests

  • Attachment-Based 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Compassion-Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology

Population Ally

  • Intersex allied
  • Non-binary allied
  • Open relationship allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Veterans
  • Sex-positive, kink allied
  • Sex worker allied
  • Vegan allied

About Matthew

Matthew is a graduate student working towards a Masters of Science in Counseling at Eastern Washington University.  He receives weekly supervision by his university professors and directly supervised by our Clinical Director, Dr. Becky Rudd. Matthew is practicing under the license of Dr. Rudd who is licensed in Washington as a Mental Health counselor.

Matthew enjoys working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression or issues related to their romantic relationships. He uses a humanistic-existential approach along with other integrative techniques to help clients change. With compassionate and genuine approach, Matthew will help clients reflect on their own situation and feelings to better identify how best to change. Change begins when an individual has the right environment and in the context of a healthy therapeutic relationship.

Matthew's Interest Areas

  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Family conflict
  • Men's issues
  • Peer relationships
  • Video game addiction
  • Women's issues
  • Relationship issues
  • School issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Stress

A Message from Matthew

Counseling is like going to the gym, the hardest part is starting. With so many counselors and therapy types, the process of starting might seem confusing and overwhelming. Knowing that you are reading my message tells me that you are looking for the right counselor that will be a good fit.

My approach to bridging a connection in the counseling session is through compassion, humor, and giving you space to express yourself. The theoretical approach I use focuses on understanding the human condition and what roles we play in our lives. When we discover our roles, we can then make sense of the “who we are” and “where to go from here”. From here we can make changes that you want to see in your life. Our sessions will be a safe environment where you will have the freedom to talk about whatever is on your mind without judgement.

The change that occurs over time in our sessions will come in the form of relief and a sense of ease when talking about the things that bother you. The most important part of counseling is for you to feel a sense of being heard and growing in the direction where you want to go in life. This is your journey and I hope to join you on the road to where you want to be.