Matt Bouse (he/him/his)

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I provide a space for people who don’t feel that they can share some part of themselves with anyone else in the world.

Therapist in Ann Arbor, MI
Supervised by Elizabeth Gonzalez, LMSW

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

Many of my clients have no previous experience in therapy. Others have had limited, often negative, experiences. Most hold one of more of the following identities: they are men, they are second-generation immigrants and/or they are queer. They might not have seen themselves represented well in mental health spaces. They also might not have been taught how to express their feelings openly and may view their emotions as a weakness and as something to fear.

My Background and Approach

I offer you empathy, validation and a place to share. My goal is to build a relationship where you feel safe and supported. We will practice observing and labelling emotions and holding them safely together. I hope to help you make sense of your emotions and develop skills to empathetically tend to your scariest feelings on your own or with trusted others. I am a social worker, which means I consider how privilege, oppression and our social environment affect our moods and actions. Being a social worker also means that I value your strengths and unique abilities. I do this work because I like helping people relearn how to love themselves. I have great respect for your decision to enter this process. Already, you’re showing strength and dedication by taking this important first step. As your therapist, I will work with you to meet your goals and imagine a better world.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I don’t believe you are bad, broken or wrong. Instead, I think society puts a huge pressure on us to conform. If we come from marginalized communities, those pressures can feel particularly crushing. I believe therapy can be a place to talk about things you’ve never told anyone before. My aim is to create a non-judgmental, safe, supportive environment for you to navigate these feelings. I believe your natural strengths will become apparent in therapy and will help you achieve your goals. I also believe openness is necessary for a strong relationship and I welcome any (truly, any) questions you have for me. If you are unsure about whether the identities I hold will make us a good match or if my style will be right for you - please reach out. Outside of therapy, my passions include running, video games, film, animation, music and art. I believe play and creativity are essential parts of life and therefore therapy as well and I welcome you to share your hobbies and passions with me too.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Meridian
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Blue Cross Complete
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 170/session

Info

(734) 999-0013 Email Matt
120 E. Liberty St.
Ste. 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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