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Matthew Thompson LPCC, LIMHP

He / Him / His

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Matthew Thompson Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

General Office Hours

In Central Time

Mondayfrom 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

It's pretty hard to do therapy "wrong." It's a very flexible thing, can look very different from one person to another, and can serve many different functions. In particular, I think many people believe therapy is only for those struggling with profound or exceptional sorrow or dysfunction, which simply isn't true. Some of the most transformative change I've seen in my work has been with clients who are financially secure, in stable relationships, and good physical health, but who struggle with figurative rocks in their metaphorical shoes that they just can't shake out.

How has your particular field of specialization evolved in recent years and how has that impacted your work?

Much of my work involves gender norms, especially those associated with masculinity, and the limitations they put on how people feel they are allowed to present to the world. As the broader cultural conversation in America is more often challenging previous norms and expectations, I see many men struggling to balance between more progressive and forward-thinking redefinition of masculinity against their prior learned beliefs and values, often as modeled by fathers, brothers, and male mentors of earlier generations. My work often involves helping these men find space in themselves to embrace previously-believed "unmanly" aspects of themselves without abandoning the aspects of masculinity they have found valuable and affirming.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

Like an Oreo, I like to work from the outside in, meaning we focus on what is presently happening in the client's life that feels difficult or problematic, as well as look to the theoretical end of treatment and how the client will recognize having experienced the change or growth they find satisfying, and then work both backwards and forward to determine what the map looks like between.

Identity

Gender

Man

Ethnicity

White

Sexuality

Heterosexual

Specialties

Relationship Issues

Anger management

Communication issues

Men's health

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Attachment issues

Codependency

Divorce & separation

Life transitions

Physical wellness

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

HealthPartners

Medicaid

Minnesota Blue Shield

MultiPlan

TRICARE

Fees

First Session$180
Individual Therapy$150

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Mindfulness Practices

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Existential Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Humanistic Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Certified Professional Counselor (NE DHHS)

Licensure

  • Minnesota, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, 2226
  • Nebraska, Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner, 3440

Education

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Master of Addictions Counseling, Counseling & Psychological Services, 2016

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts, Japanese, 2009

Work History

I started work in the mental health world during graduate school, co-facilitating a rehabilitative group program for male perpetrators of domestic abuse, team taught a skills development group for high school students with emotional and behavioral difficulties, and provided individual counseling at Walk-In Counseling Center. After graduation, I worked for three years with adults diagnosed with serious & persistent mental illness in residential treatment--essentially a step-down transition from inpatient hospital care--and then worked for eighteen months in a community mental health clinic, counseling clients dealing with socioeconomic stressors including poverty, insecure housing, and involvement with the criminal justice system. Since 2021 I have been in private practice, counseling men and women through life transitions, relationship difficulties, and coping with depression, anxiety, and grief.

Online Therapy

Office at 5539 South 27th Street, Lincoln, NE

Frequently Asked Questions About Matthew Thompson, LPCC, LIMHP

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Matthew Thompson, LPCC, LIMHP, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Matthew Thompson accepting new clients?

Yes, Matthew Thompson is accepting new clients for online therapy in Minnesota and Nebraska and in-person appointments at 5539 South 27th Street, Suite 204, Lincoln, NE, 68512.

Does Matthew Thompson accept insurance?

Yes, Matthew Thompson accepts insurance, including Aetna, HealthPartners, Medicaid, Minnesota Blue Shield, MultiPlan, TRICARE, UMR, UnitedHealthCare (UHC) and UnitedHealthcare.

What types of therapy does Matthew Thompson offer?

Matthew Thompson offers therapy for individuals.

Does Matthew Thompson offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Matthew Thompson offers in-person appointments at 5539 South 27th Street, Suite 204, Lincoln, NE, 68512.

Does Matthew Thompson offer online therapy?

Yes, Matthew Thompson offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Minnesota and Nebraska.

How quickly can I see Matthew Thompson?

Matthew Thompson typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Matthew Thompson speak?

Matthew Thompson conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Matthew Thompson online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Matthew Thompson online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

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