He/Him/HisLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC
As a therapist with experience in substance abuse and addiction, Matt specializes in working with adults experiencing active addiction and early recovery from addiction, as well as family members and loved ones who are affected by someone's drinking or substance use. In addition to these areas, Matt also helps people experiencing issues related to Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Men's Issues, Anger Management, and other Interpersonal Issues.
Matt focuses on helping clients to promote acceptance, which can be through a traditional talk therapy session, setting goals, practicing mindfulness, or using EFT Tapping to create a deeper understanding of recurring issues. He also approaches client work through an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach, which is a mindfulness-based style, and Internal Family Systems, which explores the various parts within one's personality.
Matt strives to provide all clients with a safe and non-judgmental space. He believes in working towards acceptance of the self and incorporates this value in client work. In addition to meeting clients in Atlanta, Matt is also available for sessions online through a private, HIPAA-compliant TeleMental Health platform. Matt is currently accepting new clients for private pay, as well as clients in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna.
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Drug addiction & abuse - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on drugs; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.
Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 8 years
Matt Wagner, LPC, Inc., Therapist, 2018 - Present
TACC at St. Luke's , Therapist, 2016 - 2018
Centered Recovery Programs, Clinical Director, 2017 - 2018
Four Circles Recovery Center, Primary Therapist, 2014 - 2015
McLeod Addictive Disease Center, Substance Abuse Counselor, 2013 - 2014
Appalachian State University, Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2013