<strong>Matthew Cruvant, MA, LMHC</strong>
Matthew Cruvant, MA, LMHCTherapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

What Makes Counseling with Matthew Unique

I am grateful to serve individuals and families taking courageous steps toward achieving wellness. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Lakewood & Tacoma WA. If you are seeking a male therapist in Lakewood WA, I may be the perfect fit for you.

My job is to be a helpful guide, adviser, therapist, or coach. If you’re here, it means you want to improve yourself and I will do the best I can to help with that.

I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Seattle University and more than 10 years of experiences working with families in a therapeutic setting. I am experienced in providing individual and group counseling for all ages, genders, and backgrounds. I have nearly a decade of experience with counseling children, adolescents, adults, groups, families, and couples.

I view counseling as an opportunity for growth and self-discovery within the context of a safe, supportive, and therapeutic relationship. My philosophical approach to counseling is through Existential Phenomenology. Existential phenomenology is a humanistic approach focusing on the lived experience and the felt-sense. Incorporating more traditional approaches — such as Cognitive/Behavioral psychology — I work collaboratively with you to identify how cognition (i.e., thoughts and beliefs) impacts your feelings and behaviors. Evidenced based practices are also utilized to develop strength based approaches to positive change. I am also trained in mental health assessments, chemical dependency assessments, parenting assessments, and family assessments. These are used as necessary to help better identify your individual and family’s strengths.

As a US Veteran, I have been successful working with active military, reservists and other veterans in dealing with transitions, separations, and coping with military life. As a husband, and father of 3 children, I draw upon my own experiences to relate with you and your family, as I help you to navigate the various community resources and systems. Additionally, I have experience working with the various governmental agencies and can help in understanding the various hoops and language to better understand what is needed.

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