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Matthew Tinsley

Matthew Tinsley


7 years of experience

My passion lies in helping others find solutions to their problems and live happier and productive lives. I am a graduate of University of Maryland- Baltimore (MSW) Clinical Social Work, and a graduate of UNC Charlotte (BA in Psychology/Criminal Justice).  I enjoy working with individuals and families, children, and adults, and I have a special passion for helping young adults overcome life’s challenges. I have experience in treating emotional and behavioral problems, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar, substance abuse, schizophrenia, trauma, ADHD, conduct disorder, etc. I also have experience in working with diverse populations, using evidence-based approaches, and cultural sensitivity and awareness.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together you can expect a getting to know you session. We will learn about you and what you feel best will assist with achieving growth and success. We will also discuss goals and expectations.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Having worked with a variety of people from all walks of life in various settings for the past seven years , I am great at meeting people where they are to assist them with moving forward in achieving growth.

About Matthew Tinsley

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I have several years of experience in using the CBT method while working with children, adolescents and adults in different settings (e.g. schools, hospitals, mental health agencies, etc.). I have used several techniques based on this model which include helping clients identify triggers for trauma or fears, identifying negative thinking patterns and replacing them with positive ones, as well using cognitive restructuring processes to help clients replace negative automatic thoughts or use thought stoppage. In addition, I have found CBT techniques useful to help replace distorted self-talk with more realistic thoughts to help change client’s negative behavior patterns.

Solution Focused Brief Treatment

I have several years of experience in using the SF-Brief Treatment method (e.g. in schools, hospitals, mental health agencies, etc.). I have found Solution Focused Therapy Brief therapy to be useful in helping clients come up with short term goals and to develop solutions to their problems. This approach is useful because it takes a positive approach to finding solutions and dealing with problems or crises, and I also value the positive approach that it takes. In addition, it helps clients develop problem solving skills that can be applied in other situations in their lives.