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Art completed a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from a CACREP Accredited program at Southeast Missouri State University. He completed practicum, internship and licensure hours while working in university centers for health and counseling. His professional experience since that time has included mental health counseling in higher education, in community agencies and in hospital outpatient programs. In 2009, he opened his private practice, AZ Body-Mind Counseling, which has grown impressively since opening.
Art's clinical approach combines facets of Cognitive-Behavioral Counseling (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy), Developmental Theory of Human Development, Humanistic Counseling Theory and Mindfulness Interventions. His style of counseling is personal, accepting, and compassionate.
Art enjoys learning more about Mindfulness Meditation Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Therapy Interventions. He believes strongly in the Body-Mind-Spirit Connection and suggests each client addresses interventions that positively influence their Body, Mind and Spirit. Each compenent of human wellness is embodied in the others and each component both influences and is influenced by the others. Through therapy that addresses the Body-Mind-Spirit, his clients can achieve balance and move forward with their lives.
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Facebook Share on Twitter 09:11 - Jul 18, 2016 How to get over shyness and make friends?
I am a very shy person that has always had trouble making friends and the one good friend that I had in this city just moved away to get married. I am now pretty much on my own. I know that I am supposed to get involved in group activities to make ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 09:10 - Jul 18, 2016 Depression and Relationships
I am in my mid twenties and I’ve had reoccurring bouts of depression for the last 6 years or so. Meds haven’t worked for me but my bouts seem to come and go – a few months of bad, a while of good, then worse again, and so on. Anyway, I’ve had a ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 10:35 - Jun 01, 2014 Grossed out at the table and eating alone - should I be getting help?
I have a problem watching other people eat unclean food. I try to eat very clean and my health has benefited greatly since I switched off all processed foods and non grass fed beef. Basically I only eat organic fruits and veggies, whole grains, ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 06:52 - Apr 15, 2014 Should I set boundaries with my friends if I risk not having any?
If my only friend in the world does not respect my boundaries is it better to live with it or to stop it and then have no friends at all? I can’t decide which is better or which is worse. Sometimes it feels nice to have someone who calls me on the ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 10:11 - Apr 01, 2014 Is it just me, or should I fire my therapist?
I can’t find a therapist that I feel comfortable with. Is this my problem or do I need to keep looking for new ones. I have PTSD, ADHD and general anxiety. I am 5 months into working with my latest therapist and I just find her annoying and it’s ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 01:39 - Feb 25, 2014 I think something's missing from my life, but I can't change now!
I feel like my life is passing me by like a blur but I am so busy and stressed out all of the time trying to manage a job and 3 kids and a heavy mortgage and all of the driving to hockey and ballet and tae kwan do every minute of every day that I do ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 06:34 - Jan 09, 2014 How do we best support our son who seems to have given up?
What is the best way to support our adult son? His wife left him and is having an affair, he hasen't been able to find a full time job and now he has turned to drinking? His father and I are so worried about him. He can't sleep and has barely got ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 11:13 - Aug 04, 2013 How do I remind myself to be mindful when I lose my focus?
I deal with unhappiness and dissatisfaction. How can I remember to be mindful in life? I believe in the idea of how important it is to not sweat the small stuff and to live life in the here and now but I invariably forget to do this as soon as I get ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 09:07 - Jun 12, 2013 Am I clinically depressed or have I just been in a really bad mood all my life?
I am an unhappy person. I spend more time each day generally feeling unhappy than happy. This is how I have always been. Does this mean I have depression? Is depression exactly the same thing as unhappiness or are they somehow different? I am a ...