Matthew Dynneson, B.A.

Introduction

Matthew Dynneson is a graduate student in the Counseling Program at Northwestern University. Prior to Northwestern, he earned a B.A in Psychology at the University of North Dakota and has experience working with children, teens and adults in a variety of facets including water therapy, special education and applied behavioral analysis therapy. Matthew is also a member of the LGBTQ+ community and is focused on navigating personal growth and acceptance within teens and adults. He has experience in supporting children and adults with Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum, Down Syndrome, and navigating personal and family dynamics. Mathew’s therapy style is creating value-driven goals, developing healthy coping mechanisms, and navigating emotions. He is also focused on adult career development and helping professionals create healthy work-life balances and navigating the corporate world. He believes that psychotherapy can be used to help understand your own personal values, foundations and how to help you become the best version of the self you aspire to be.  

Therapy Approach

Matthew works from a collaborative and empathetic approach to therapy. He uses an integrated approach of the existential theory to help clients see a worldview lens on navigating their mental health needs. Matthew believes in creating goals and helping clients be the best version of themselves by understanding their own processes and history. 

Specialization

Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, LGBTQ+ identity, Gender identity, rural mental health, Pediatric Psychotherapy, self-esteem, career change, family dynamics.

Currently works with

Youth/ Adolescents, Adults, LGBTQ+ youth/ adults.

Theoretical Lens: 

Person-Centered Theory, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Theory, Existential Theory.

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