Category Archives: For the Public

Information and articles of interest for the general public

Matthews Counseling & Coaching Welcomes New Practitioners

After five years of solo private practice in Chester Springs I have formed a group. I love practicing in my home community, and I hope to be able to reach more people, while providing a broader range of services. Please … Continue reading

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Always running late? Be realistic, and stop gambling with time.

Clients often bring up their struggles with running late, and this can be evident in chronic lateness to appointments. Admittedly, I’m often pushing it as well. This is common in adults with ADHD, and those who are otherwise disorganized. These … Continue reading

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Why some therapists don’t take insurance

This is a hot topic among therapists, and certainly among potential clients who may be frustrated by this. In an ideal world you could see whichever therapist you wanted, he or she would be taking new clients, and that therapist … Continue reading

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11 reasons why a friend is not a therapist

Most of us have heard things like, “I don’t need a therapist- that’s what friends are for”, or “Why would I pay someone so I can talk about my problems? I have friends”. You may have said these things yourself. … Continue reading

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Upset over things you can’t control? Maybe it’s unrealistic expectations.

As a psychologist, I often see that what often drives many emotions, like frustration, anger, sadness, or disappointment is unrealistic expectations. When we have something we expect, and this is not what happens, we are likely to feel a certain … Continue reading

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Repost: The joy of long-term goals

The joy of setting- and accomplishing a long-term goal. Continue reading

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When you might let go of family or friends

One area I have come to specialize in as a psychologist is relationships. Love relationships, family relationships, and friendships can become problematic or a source of stress for all of us, but more and more I hear from people who … Continue reading

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