Matt Faulkner
Masters Level Student Counselor

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We were created to live a life of joy, peace, health and freedom. The problem is living in a broken world inevitably leaves us all experiencing some sort of pain, fear, shame and hopelessness. We were made to freely receive, contain, and broadcast, but sometimes what we receive is more harmful than helpful, leaving us to contain something we were never meant to. This can lead to a way of being far different than the one we were designed for, without any sense of hope or idea of how to take back what was lost and be reconnected to the true self within. The good news is it’s never too late and there is always hope to redeem and discover the real you. My desire is to create a safe space for you to release and process any of life’s struggles without the worry of being judged or treated differently.

After seeing the power and benefit in my own life of counseling and healing, I decided to pursue my hearts truest desire which is to help others find identity and purpose in who they were created to be and live a life of freedom despite their hurts and sufferings. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Jose State University, where I played football, and am a student counselor currently working on my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University. I am married with no children and we have two gentle giant dogs.

 

I have a passion for adolescent and young adult males, as well as couples and families, and view change ultimately being dependent through a shift in function of the family. I seek to address issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction, emotional pain, destructive patterns, false beliefs, unhealthy communication, relationship problems, identity struggles, etc. I will use as much of a faith-based approach as you desire, but also fully respect the beliefs and religious stance of anyone I see. You will be met with compassion and empathy as we work collaboratively through the areas where change is desired, with the goal being to find and heal the root cause, empowering you to move forward in confidence. I believe that God has a beautiful plan, purpose, and future for each individual who leans into the healing and redemption available for all and am thankful if I can even play a small piece in someone’s journey towards that since I know many people have helped me through mine.

 

Oh God I’m not who I used to be Jesus I’m not who I used to be Cause I am redeemed
Thank God, redeemed