Dr. Matthews is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Michigan, a National Certified Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor. For over 10 years she has worked in a variety of settings helping individuals face various life transitions. Additionally, she is an Assistant Professor at Oakland University, where she teaches graduate level courses.
I provide a non-judgmental and caring environment for you to explore issues like grief and loss, self-esteem, work/life balance, depression, and anxiety. My counseling approach is strength-based and integrative. Together, we will explore your thoughts and feelings, how you make meaning from experiences in your life, and positive coping skills you can utilize outside of therapy.
Ph.D. Counselor Education – University of Central Florida
M.A. Counseling (Community Agency & School Counseling) – Wayne State University
B.A. Spanish with a minor in International Business – Bowling Green State University
Licensed Professional Counselor (Michigan): 6401014902
School Counselor License (Michigan): 218001
National Certified Counselor: 292959
Approved Clinical Supervisor: ACS 5271
Research interests include: grief counseling, multicultural counseling, and counselor education & supervision. Dr. Matthews has presented at national, international, and general audiences on grief and loss within the African American community and multicultural competence.
Association for Death Education and Counseling
American Counseling Association
Association for Counselor Education & Supervision
March 25, 2017 - Participated on a panel in collaboration with Oakland University and Hospice of Michigan on the documentary "Being Mortal." The documentary discussed end-of-life conversations physicians and counselors have with patients and their families. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/being-mortal/