Hello! I'm Matthias (He/Him). I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), and a passionate advocate for the idea that a person is more than the sum of what they are struggling with. Often taking the first step towards healing is the hardest, so I’m so glad you are here reading this!
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the King’s University, followed by a Master’s Degree in Counselling and Spirituality from St. Paul University, though my real journey towards psychotherapy began with a young boy’s strong sense of empathy and a desire to help others. I’ve had the honour of witnessing loved ones grow and heal while engaging in therapy and have had the opportunity to experience some of my own growth in the same way. All these experiences have contributed to me developing a special appreciation for the uniqueness of the journey each person undertakes.
I have experience in treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting concerns and attachment, loss, anger, and avoidance. I primarily work from an integrative lens, combining elements of Cognitive-Behavioural approaches, Client-Centered therapies, and a Psychodynamic emphasis on early life experiences. I also incorporate elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, working with clients to overcome shame and develop value-centered goals.
As a psychotherapist, I believe strongly in providing a place of safety in which clients can begin to look at the areas of life that they feel stuck in, while facilitating an exploration of where each client derives meaning in their lives. I believe that the path to mental and emotional freedom is not in “fixing” oneself, but in embracing one’s own strength and value!
Click "Book Now!" below or send me an email- lets chat through it! Matthias@hopebloomspsychotherapy.com
As required by CRPO as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), I am currently being supervised by Jennifer Goldberg - M.Ed., CCC, RP #004201.
“Ultimate vulnerability. That’s manly.”
—Cameron Conaway, Mixed martial artist, Former MMA Fighter, Human Rights Activist & Acclaimed Author
“I’m a man, and no less of a man for admitting ‘I’m not okay,’ and for openly talking about the constant struggle and battle I face with myself every single day.”
—Joe Plumb, Award-Winning Mental Health & Anti-Bullying Campaigner, Advocate, Podcaster, Speaker, Ambassador and Charity Founder.