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.
With 10 years’ experience working with as an advocate for individuals with congenital and acquired disabilities, Matthew works with family members and caregivers to manage stress and stave off compassion fatigue and burnout through practical, empirically based techniques.
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.