My name is Matt Lipson, LICSW. I have been a practicing therapist for about 10 years. During that time, I have worked with many age groups including children, adolescents, and adults in many different settings. My work with children began at an elementary school and continued at a residential group home and later in outpatient settings.
My work with adolescents has been even longer and began after college at a group home. Throughout graduate school I worked in various adolescent group homes; my first job as a master’s level therapist continued in a group home where I worked with both teenagers as well as their families. It was there that I developed two particular specialties, family therapy and group work. During my time there, I also moonlighted as an outpatient therapist seeing children, adolescents, and adults. I developed an anger management curriculum and ran consecutive anger management groups—a specialty that I was surprised that I was not only good at, but that I enjoyed immensely.
After my work in group homes, I decided that I wanted to be a more community based therapist; for the last 6 years, I have worked with adults struggling with chronic mental illness in a community setting. I did not, however, stop my outpatient work and continued seeing individuals in a private practice setting.
My office is comfortably furnished, welcoming, and warmly lit. I believe that people want a place that feels safe and secure; a place where they can talk about their needs in privacy and know that they will not be judged.
During the first visit, the priority is developing a relationship and beginning a foundation of trust. Without trust, therapy can only go so far. Second to that, my clients can expect the normal paperwork, signatures, and general information gathering. I ask that individuals bring their insurance card, co-pay (if applicable), and an open mind with success as an expectation.
Contact me today to receive a consultation, and together we can find the best solution to fit your therapy needs and goals.