Matthew J. Martenson, MS Ed., LMHC
Western Illinois University
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Licensed in Mental Health Counseling
by Iowa Board of Behavioral Science
Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)
Specialties: Anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anger management
Matthew Martenson is a Masters-level, nationally certified, Iowa licensed mental health counselor and owner of QC Counselor.
Matthew works from a humanistic, strengths-based perspective to help adults with mental health needs. Matthew uses cognitive behavioral therapy approaches and mindfulness-based stress reduction exercises to help clients build awareness into and change the unhelpful stories that impact their lives.
In October 2019, Matthew obtained specialty as a Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional through the Institute of Certified Anxiety Treatment Professionals (ICATP) to better understand and assist clients that live with a variety of anxiety-related disorders and uses a blend of cognitive behavioral, exposure and mindfulness interventions to help clients understand their anxious feelings and thrive despite these difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
Matthew uses Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), an evidence-based, non-intrusive, gold standard treatment (per the VA) for posttraumatic stress.
Matthew also offers a 6-session minimum anger management program that can help individuals turn away from aggressive thoughts and behaviors and toward a healthy view of anger.
Matthew believes in the dignity, power and potential of human beings and makes it his mission to help clients recognize this power within themselves and their world through education, empowerment, empathy and respect.
Matthew enjoys spending free time with his wife and 4 children, reading, fishing, and woodworking.