Matt Geracie, MA, LPC-I
I earned my masters degree in counseling from St. Edward’s University in August of 2011. While in school, I worked as a counselor with at-risk students at Austin Community College. Upon completing my internship, I received a grant position where my predominate focus was working with and providing mental health services to first generation community college students. Much of my experience was with those who were working through and struggling with the challenges of major life transitions. In other post-graduate work, I have gained expertise working with a diverse range of adults and teens struggling with mood and anxiety symptoms as a counselor at the Austin Mindfulness Center. In these experiences, I have developed treatment plans and counseled a variety of adults and adolescents seeking positive change.
There are various modalities of counseling/therapy that have been empirically proven to be effective and everyone relates and responds differently to particular interventions and counseling styles. With this in mind, it is my aim to establish a strong working alliance in order to help you work toward your own chosen values and goals. I believe that you are the expert on yourself and my approach is to work collaboratively with you to highlight and amplify your inner strengths. Through this client-centered view, I draw from several modalities and techniques, including: acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT, mindfulness), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-oriented therapy, and positive psychology.
I specialize in working with adults and adolescents with a range of struggles including: anxiety/panic/stress, depression, anger, existential issues, perfectionism, and life transitions. I can also serve as a coach for personal growth and general well-being. A vital part of my therapeutic process is facilitating and encouraging you to have a deeper and more compassionate understanding of yourself and your experience. This awareness can better allow for personal fulfillment and growth. I recognize that the human condition can be very puzzling and difficult and sometimes it can be helpful to have someone in your corner.
Areas of Specialization
- Therapy with adolescents to adults
- Depression, anxiety/panic, stress, anger
- Life transitions
- Positive psychology
- Personal growth & well-being
B.A. in Psychology 2007, The University of Colorado-Boulder
M.A. in Counseling – 2011, St. Edward’s University
Licensed Professional Counselor- Intern (LPC-I; supervised by Jiovann Carrasco, MA, LPC-S)