Matt  Wagner

Matt Wagner

He/Him/His

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Georgia Accepting Online
Atlanta Accepting In-person
Updated June 29, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Drug addiction & abuse
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

As a mindfulness based therapist, I think one of the most important aspects of therapy is to explore what comes up in the present moment. What this looks like is that for whatever issue you are struggling with, I hope to apply mindfulness to it in order to raise an intentional awareness of what is going on. This may involve turning your attention and noticing what your body feels like, or observing the interpersonal dynamic between me as the therapist and you as the client. I believe that allowing yourself to feel discomfort can lead to personal growth and tolerance, much in the way that physical exercise leads to greater endurance and strength.

I strive to incorporate curiosity about what you are struggling with, as opposed to focusing on what you should be doing differently. I believe that behaviors, thoughts, and emotions are all valid and come up for a reason. One of the primary purposes of therapy is to understand the function of these experiences and look at them objectively, without requirements or expectations that they change.

My hope for any of my clients is that therapy be a challenging yet comfortable process, and one that raises your awareness outside of sessions. If you are interested in learning how to create this perspective for yourself, please feel free to reach out to me.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Georgia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Atlanta practice
900 DeKalb Avenue Northeast, Suite K, Atlanta, Georgia 30307
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Thu 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Licensure

Georgia: 009583


Languages

English