Matthew Strickland is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). He earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology from Park University and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas. Matt completed Internships at Arkansas Family Counseling, Birch Tree Communities, and Conway Human Development Center. His previous experience includes working as a Licensed Psychological Examiner, providing counseling, psychological testing and evaluation, behavior program management, and crisis intervention to clients in a residential treatment setting, as well as working as a Licensed Professional Counselor, providing individual and group therapy to a wide range of clients in a community counseling setting.
Matt leans heavily on humanistic and existential philosophies, believing that people are free to cultivate their own ways of finding meaning, purpose, and value and that everyone has within them the potential to reach their own unique style of greatness. He has an eclectic, creative, and spontaneous approach to the therapeutic process, utilizing techniques from a variety of sources including, Individual psychology, Analytical psychology, Gestalt psychology, Person-Centered Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
What Matt feels is most important in counseling is to foster a therapeutic alliance, which will provide an understanding, empathetic, and supportive environment where clients can explore and overcome their unique barriers in order to reach their full potential.
In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and taking advantage of the natural beauty of Northwest Arkansas.