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, Treatment and support of individuals with Congenital and Acquired Disabilities and their caregivers.

Proficiencies: Relationships, Depression and Trauma

Matthew Martenson is a Masters-level, nationally certified, Iowa licensed mental health counselor who works from a humanistic, strengths-based perspective and serves individual adults and couples. Matthew uses cognitive behavioral therapy approaches and mindfulness exercises to help clients build awareness into and change the 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 this specialty to help clients understand and thrive despite their anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

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’s approach to couple’s work is largely cognitive behaviorally based with principles from Gottman training incorporated for faster, longer lasting results.

Matthew enjoys spending free time with his wife and 4 children, reading, fishing, and woodworking.

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