It is my goal to help you make sense of the challenges you are facing so that you can start living your life to the fullest sooner.
Hi there! My name is Matthew Sidler and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. It is my goal to help you make sense of the challenges you are facing so that you can start living your life to the fullest sooner. Taking the first step to getting help can be the scariest one. My goal is to meet you where you are in life, without judgment, and go from there.
I have worked in the field of mental health for the past four years. Prior to becoming a mental health professional, I was an educator at the elementary and middle school levels for multiple years. This experience has shown me firsthand how strongly childhood impacts a person's lifelong development. Being an educator, I saw a need that was going unmet in today's youth. This need drove my decision to return to school for my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree to fulfill my dream of becoming a therapist.
Today, I work as a mental health professional in a school setting in addition to being the owner of Joyful Discovery Counseling, PLLC. Being able to meet the mental health needs of children and adolescents who would otherwise not have access to mental health services is extremely rewarding for me.
As the owner of Joyful Discovery Counseling, PLLC, I have the privilege of expanding my reach to other adolescents in the community as well as adults.
Please reach out today so that we can come up with your plan of action together!
Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Florida (SW18477)
Master of Social Work (MSW) - Florida Atlantic University
Bachelor of Arts in Education - Florida Atlantic University
Post Graduate Training
I am trained in modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).