The Founder of WWC
“People need people-for initial and continued survival, for socialization, for the pursuit of satisfaction. No one-not the dying, not the outcast, not the mighty-transcends the need for human contact.”
― Irvin D. Yalom, The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy
Dr. Matthew (He/Him/His) has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), is a Certified Life Coach through the International Association of Certified Coaches (IACC), and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The City College of New York-City University of New York.
Matthew has worked in a variety of settings including a children's primary care clinic, residential treatment center, community mental health center, university counseling center, Head Start program, intensive outpatient program, welfare to work, skilled nursing facility, and online therapy with BetterHelp.com. He has run various groups in these settings and realized a need to increase access to group collaboration and optimization in a life coaching format. He noticed that there are very few group support programs and access to these groups is limited.
Matthew has worked with clients from all walks of life and believes it is important to be aware of the presence of systems that disproportionately impact marginalized communities. Matthew recognizes that racism, ableism, sexism, classism, and colonialism are problems in the United States and around the world. He seeks to create a brave space to have these honest conversations.
Matthew grew up in sunny California, in the Bay Area, and has lived in Massachusetts, Minnesota, and now New Jersey. He had a brain tumor at 2 years old that left him physically disabled on the right side of his body. He faced many obstacles and struggles growing up, accepting his disability and proving to others that he is just as capable as able-bodied individuals. His strong work ethic and unwavering commitment to social justice are influenced by being a gay man with a disability. He is grateful to have had the education and experience to create a community-focused business such as Witter Wellness Collective
He lives with his husband, Junyun, and feisty cat Squishy. They want to rescue a dog in the near future; stay tuned for pictures! Matthew enjoys the East Coast and even the snow (sometimes!) and being close to NYC. Matthew hopes to create a safe environment and a tight-knit, online community.
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