Matt Wheeler, LPC, CSAT

Supervisor


Areas of Specialty:

  • Prodependence
  • Individual, marriage, family, and group counseling (age 16+)
  • Sexual compulsivity and addiction
  • Relational and betrayal trauma
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sexual trauma and recovery
  • Grief and loss

During my growing up years I was afraid to let others know that my family was in therapy, as there was often negative stigma and stereotypes attached to it.  Gratefully, getting help from a mental health professional today is more widely accepted. I can only hope the fact that I’ve spent time “on the couch” will mean I understand what you may be feeling and that you are not alone. 

I strongly believe that we are not meant to be alone in this life. Sadly, many of us suffer difficulties that leave us feeling isolated and on our own. As a therapist I quickly gravitated to attachment work and I love to help individuals, couples, and families learn to connect and attach securely to each other. I have extensive training and practice in emotionally focused therapy (EFT) which is the “gold standard” for this attachment work. I am also a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT), and at Family Strategies Counseling Center I am a supervisor for intern student therapists. I have been a practicing mental health clinician since 2012.

Since 2002 I have been lucky enough to be married to a wonderful woman, and together we are raising three awesome and challenging children. As a family we have experienced many things including adoption, ADHD, and autism. Needless to say, our family is also well acquainted with therapy. I love cycling, hiking, and camping. Recently I have been involved in triathlons and, since I don’t like wearing shoes, I have an extensive and unique collection of socks.

Contact Matt at (480) 668-8301 ext. 1008 or mwheeler@familystrategies.org.

“Quit, don’t quit… Noodles, don’t noodles… You are too concerned about what was and what will be. There is a saying: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.”  – Master Oogway (from Kung Fu Panda)