Thomas Merton once said, "Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul." This has shaped the way I see and process life. Life can be complex and often challenging, whether navigating the unmet expectations of a friend, the loss of a significant relationship, or the death of a loved one. Every moment plants something in our souls. These are difficult things to imagine working through, and so often we push them aside in hopes that soon they will be behind us. Or maybe we reach for a drink as an attempt to numb the pain. Or work 100 hours at our job to escape the obvious…what has been planted in our soul by these events genuinely needs to be processed.
A LITTLE ABOUT ME:
I know what loss is. In 2015, I suffered a significant loss that I thought I could never move past. A loss that seemed so significant that I could never be the same again. A loss that some would describe as the 'dark night of the soul'. After coming to the realization that I could never make this journey alone, I reached out and found a counselor who would help me process the grief that I found myself overwhelmed by. This relationship proved to not only help me name and walk through the grief (over the next couple of years) but also to recognize other unhealthy patterns I had been living in over many, many years.
Anxiety and Issues
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Education: Masters of Counseling, Dallas Theological Seminary (in process)
BA in Biblical Studies
Pastoral Care 2020-Current
Ember Counseling Practicum Completed in 2023
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Informed Parenting from the Inside Out
I live in a community just south of the Mercedes Benz Stadium with my wife and 2 boys. We love to spend our time outside, going on long walks, and going to our favorite spot, Hero Doughnuts and Buns!
Matt is under the supervision of Dr. French Jones, LPC and Burke Buster, LPC.