I view therapy as a protected space to allow for thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to be explored with curiosity rather than self-criticism.

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without, and know we cannot live within.”  -James A. Baldwin

Relational: A therapeutic relationship often functions as a microcosm of how we relate to others outside of the therapy room. It can offer insight into our level of trust, strategies for self-protection, and emotions often experienced in relationships. Curious reflection on the flow of our relationship during sessions can help in identifying barriers to greater connection with others in your life.

Trauma-Informed: I specialize in body/mind approaches, including EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, and Hakomi. Talking through problems is important, but it is also helpful to bring attention to the body, our felt sense. Awareness of our breath, how we hold tension, and the rhythms of our nervous system can facilitate healing at a deep level. I have extensive experience working with survivors of interpersonal abuse and neglect.

Creative: Visualization, metaphor, and creative use of storytelling are often helpful tools when life’s hurdles need a fresh approach. Creative expression of self offers a window into our right brain functioning, intuition, and innovative natures. I am an artist myself and the creative process brings me much joy. Sandtray therapy offers direct access and depth to our creative expression.

Psycho-Spiritual: Orientation towards the spiritual and existential can provide a context helpful in approaching life’s complications as gateways to growth. During sessions I often include mindfulness and embodiment practices which can support spiritual practices. I honor the world’s wisdom traditions, from God to Goddess, Dharma to Earth-based practices, existential to the agnostic. I believe every tradition has something useful to offer.

Relationship Concerns
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Welcoming
Healthy Masculinity
Emotional Intelligence
Depression
Anxiety
Symptoms of Traumatic Stress
Recovery from Addictions
Healthy Sexuality

Interpersonal Communication
Grief and Loss
Self-Criticism
Family Difficulties
Parenting
Career Path
Spiritual/Life Meaning Exploration

I view therapy as a protected space to allow for thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to be explored with curiosity rather than self-criticism.

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without, and know we cannot live within.”  -James A. Baldwin

Relational: A therapeutic relationship often functions as a microcosm of how we relate to others outside of the therapy room. It can offer insight into our level of trust, strategies for self-protection, and emotions often experienced in relationships. Curious reflection on the flow of our relationship during sessions can help in identifying barriers to greater connection with others in your life.

Trauma-Informed: I specialize in body/mind approaches, including EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, and Hakomi. Talking through problems is important, but it is also helpful to bring attention to the body, our felt sense. Awareness of our breath, how we hold tension, and the rhythms of our nervous system can facilitate healing at a deep level. I have extensive experience working with survivors of interpersonal abuse and neglect.

Creative: Visualization, metaphor, and creative use of storytelling are often helpful tools when life’s hurdles need a fresh approach. Creative expression of self offers a window into our right brain functioning, intuition, and innovative natures. I am an artist myself and the creative process brings me much joy. Sandtray therapy offers direct access and depth to our creative expression.

Psycho-Spiritual: Orientation towards the spiritual and existential can provide a context helpful in approaching life’s complications as gateways to growth. During sessions I often include mindfulness and embodiment practices which can support spiritual practices. I honor the world’s wisdom traditions, from God to Goddess, Dharma to Earth-based practices, existential to the agnostic. I believe every tradition has something useful to offer.

Relationship Concerns
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Welcoming
Healthy Masculinity
Emotional Intelligence
Depression
Anxiety
Symptoms of Traumatic Stress
Recovery from Addictions
Healthy Sexuality

Interpersonal Communication
Grief and Loss
Self-Criticism
Family Difficulties
Parenting
Career Path
Spiritual/Life Meaning Exploration

Client Testimonials

“My experience with Matthew for marriage counseling was excellent. He is great at avoiding confrontational set-ups and never takes sides. Frankly, he probably saved our marriage. If real communication is what you are after, look no further.”
- Biologist
“As a queer woman, I’ve been nervous in the past about finding a therapist who I feel comfortable with – I felt totally comfortable with Matthew from the start. I also appreciated that Matthew suggested some creative and somatic exercises that I found helpful, but was also great at guiding more straightforward talk therapy.”
- Graduate Student in Public Policy
“Matthew excels in the most important qualities for a therapist: he is highly compassionate, imaginative, intelligent and well-trained in variety of techniques. His warm and calm demeanor put you at ease quickly, and you can sense his commitment to getting at the root of difficulties, not just letting time pass in conversation.”
- Retired Venture Capitalist
“I found Matthew to be a compassionate and empathetic listener, but who also was able to ask probing and insightful questions at the appropriate time. Matthew helped me learn the value of acceptance and seeing each moment of my day as a gift, and to be open to what that moment has to teach me.”
- College Professor
“Matthew has a gentle, thoughtful approach, and I truly felt cared about in his sessions. I highly recommend at least one session of sandtray therapy with him. It was fun and a highly imaginative method.”
- Art Historian
“Matthew was the first therapist who really helped me make headway dealing with my internalized homophobia. In addition to being a skilled therapist, which he most certainly is, Matt cares about his patients. From my experience working with him, I can tell that for him being a therapist is more than a job; it’s a calling.”
- Social Worker
“I worked with Matthew on a number of issues, including depression, anxiety and developmental trauma. I appreciated that he helped me slow down and tune-in in more with myself, and valued the spiritual approach that he is able to bring to issues.”
- Lawyer

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Call (512) 638-1917 or email Matthew@LitschiTherapy.com

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