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Ben Mattson, MS, LPC

Approach: I use a person-centered, collaborative approach to therapy. I believe that the client’s voice is an integral part of the process. 

I don’t think therapy needs to be a formal or stuffy process. To help my clients feel at ease I enjoy finding approaches that match their comfort level. If you prefer a more relaxed and informal approach or a more clinical and formal approach, I’ll adjust accordingly. I work with clients to create a place where they can be their truest self without fear of judgment.

When people experience trauma, identity questions, depression, anxiety, or other mental health challenges, it can often leave them feeling broken or damaged. I believe that the purpose of therapy isn’t to erase problems as if they never happened, but rather, to understand adversity’s place within our lives. In Japan, when a ceramic dish is broken, it isn’t discarded. Instead, artists repair the damaged item by filling the cracks with gold or platinum. The damage to the objects is considered part of the object’s story, rather than something to be hidden, and these objects are prized for their beauty. Trauma, mental health challenges, and identity questions can change us, but they do not have to define us.

Hobbies: Video games, tabletop roleplaying games, board games, card games, reading fantasy novels

Quote: “You cannot pour from an empty cup, take care of yourself first.”

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