Matthew Mosley, MA, LPC, CSAT-c received his master’s degree in Professional Counseling at Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Matthew has years of combined experience working with Teens, Men, Woman, and Couples. Matthew’s therapeutic approach is customized to the personality and presenting needs of his clients. Matthew is a passionate, caring, professional who focuses on helping clients achieve their personal and/or relational goals.
“I welcome you and applaud you in taking this first step!”
Matthew has experience and advanced training/certifications in the following areas:
Sexual /Porn Addiction (Problematic Sexual Behavior)
What is Sex Addiction?
Sexual addiction is defined as any sexually related compulsive behavior which interferes with normal living and causes severe stress on self, family, friends, loved ones, and one’s work environment. Like an alcoholic unable to stop drinking, sexual addicts are unable to stop their self-destructive sexual behavior.
Sex addicts come from all walks of life: male and female, all sexual orientations, ages from pre-teens to senior citizens, those employed as laborers or CEOs of major organizations. Sex addiction does not discriminate. Many addicts were abused as children – sexually, physically, and/or emotionally. Many grew up in families in which addiction already flourished, including alcoholism, drugs, gambling, and/or compulsive eating. It is most likely that you or a loved one also struggled with other addictions in addition to sex addiction, but often find overcoming sexual addiction the most difficult.
Much hope nevertheless exists for these addicts and their families. Sex addicts have shown an ability to transform a life of self-destruction into a life of self-care, a life in chaos and despair into one of confidence and peace. Dr. Patrick Carnes, Out of the Shadows (1983).
Realizing you have a problem that you can’t change on your own can be stressful, upsetting, and even devastating. It is common to feel shame associated with your addiction (or your partner’s addiction). The best way to reduce that shame and find hope, healing, and recovery is to reach out for help. Your best next step is to seek help from Matthew (an IITAP trained CSAT-c therapist) who will come alongside and help you embrace recovery.
Matthew’s training as a CSAT-c is recognized as a world leader in helping individuals break free from the devastation of sexual addiction. Matthew utilizes specific researched based assessment tools such as the Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST), Sexual Addiction Risk Assessment, (SARA), Internet Sex Screening Test (ISST), Sexual Dependence Inventory (SDI), and the Inventory for Partner Attachment, Stress, & Trauma (IPAST), as well as others to help identify specific issues/concerns. Matthew believes that by utilizing the 30-task model methodology designed by Dr Patrick Carnes, he can help provide an unprecedented approach to addiction recovery for sexual addiction.
Note: It is important to note that screening tests listed above (SAST, SARA, ISST), are only screening tools and cannot provide a definitive diagnosis. Only the SDI can accurately provide if a problem exists!
Individuals seek counseling for a wide variety of reasons; coping with major life challenges; childhood trauma; dealing with depression or anxiety; or simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. Matthew and his clients typically work together for six sessions or longer, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals.
Individual counseling is a process designed to work one-on-one in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. This process is designed to help clients explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors to be able to work through challenging situations or past memories that may not be resolved or healed. Additionally, individual counseling is very beneficial to help identify aspects of the client’s life that they would like to change in order to better understand themselves as well as others. Individual counseling is designed to help encourage and help empower clients.
Couples (Marriage) Counseling
Relationship difficulties and marital life challenges are a specific focus addressing communication difficulties, conflict, shame, betrayal and challenges with emotional and/or sexual intimacy.
Couples counseling is a process designed to work as a couple in a safe, caring, open and confidential environment. Matthew provides a setting in which the couple can share and explore how their individual backgrounds, beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors may be impacting their relationships in both positive and negative ways.
Whether counseling for engaged, dating, married, or partnered is a process designed to identify specific areas of conflict and/or aspects of the relationship that the couple would like to process or engage in a deeper conversation. Matthew can help the couple better understand the needs of each individual in order to help develop a plan of action to help improve the couple’s satisfaction and contentment in the relationship.
Matthew’s Counseling Experiences Include:
- Addiction Recovery
- Addiction Group Therapy (Sexual addiction)
- Advance Biblical Counseling
- Christian Counseling
- Healthy Sexuality
- Human Trafficking
- Marriage Counseling
- Life Transitions
- Pre-Marital Counseling
- Relationship Difficulties
- Sexual Addiction Recovery
- School Challenges
- Teen Challenges
For Your Convenience, Matthew provides Day, Afternoon, Evening and Weekend Appointments!