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Paige Matthews, LPC, CADC I

Who I am as a Therapist

Hi, I’m Paige. I’m a queer, gender non-conforming therapist. I can help you look at how systems—family systems, social systems, and systems of oppression—impact your mental health. I want to help you break down the ways systems have impacted you. I will help you find and reclaim who you really are and who you were before those systems hurt you.

As a therapist and a researcher, I specialize in serving queer and trans children, teens, and adults. I help transgender children and teens explore their gender. I support queer and transgender adults figure out how to feel better. I also help families learn new strategies to be safe and supportive to their queer and transgender children. While I specialize in working with queer and trans clients, I also work with clients who struggle with trauma, PTSD, substance use, sexual health, and oppression and/or discrimination.

In a therapy session, I may use a combination of EMDR and talk therapy to help you find solutions to feel better. I am a collaborative therapist; we will work together to improve your life. You are the expert of your life, I am here as a guide, offering some new potential paths.

I commit to being a safe healthcare provider for all.  If you have ever felt excluded by healthcare systems – due to income, gender, race, sexuality, disability, trauma, or anything else- I am here for you.

Who I am when I am not being a therapist

When I’m not at work, I’m at school getting my Phd in Education and Leadership, and researching the relationship between queer substance use and sexual health. Outside of work and school, I spend my time at hot springs, vegan restaurants, queer events, and hanging out with my chickens.

My specialties and areas of focus

  • LGBTQ children, teens, and adults
  • Gender and gender-affirming care
  • Cultural and systemic oppression
  • Substance use
  • Sexual health
  • Self-harm and suicidal ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Families with transgender children
  • Activism and burnout
  • Historically marginalized populations
  • Sex/drug-linked behavior
  • Dissociation and embodiment
  • EMDR