MATTHEW BROWNING, LMSW
Matthew completed his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Houston in 2017. And before that, he earned his Bachelor’s in Science in Psychology at Texas State University in San Marcos in 2012. Matthew started his career in 2013 at The Mental Health Co-op where he worked primarily with young adults who struggle with transitioning into independence from the family. He directed a program designed to help young adults work together to foster interdependence, teamwork and self-reliance. In addition to that, Matthew gained a wealth of experience working with individuals and families living with schizophrenia and related psychotic illnesses. He is a certified Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) coach and at the Co-op he directed CET groups to cultivate neuroplasticity, social cognition, and problem solving with others.
Matthew approaches therapy organically and eclectically. He often uses modalities such as psychodynamic therapy, CBT, reality therapy, Frankl’s logotherapy, mindfulness, self-compassion, and gestault therapy among others to help his clients in the individual, group, couple, and family setting.
Matthew believes people are designed for social and intimate relationships. Therefore, he believes developing and healing relationships is paramount for the recovery process with his clients. He has a light and warm-hearted demeanor and dedicated to every client he works with. He is an ally and provides a very welcoming and safe environment for all members of the LGBT+ community.
Matthew is passionate about working with clients who have schizophrenia and related illnesses, behavioral health issues, narcissistic and borderline personality disorders, lifelong struggles with relationships, and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Matthew sets the daily intention to gently help his clients replace their fears with faith and to help them find their path to choosing acceptance and peace as the antidote to suffering.