I am truly glad that you are looking for support, as the strongest healing happens with the help of others.
Perhaps your issue is small and you could use assistance with managing stress and calming some anxieties. Perhaps your issue is long-standing and you have childhood pain to process and understand.
You might have symptoms of depression, or concerns about your relationships. You also might find comfort in my office if you are someone who has sometimes felt themselves to be on the outside looking in.
Whether the issues are big or small, for yourselves or your loved ones, I can help increase your sense of groundedness and connection.
What Brings You Here?
Some Reasons Clients Come to My Office
• Identity Issues
• Life Transitions
• Relationship Issues
• School Issues
• Work Issues
Could you benefit from more balance?
I work to build a place of balance. This means combining both exploration and skill-building. It also means understanding the importance of your past without losing site of the present -- not to mention your hopes for the future.
Are you a creator?
I have a background in the arts and literature, including an MFA in Playwriting. This helps me work well with creative types, which definitely includes those working in the tech and business world.
Are you a student or academic?
My extensive experience in the world of education has led me to work frequently with students. This includes younger students in middle school, older ones in graduate school, and retirees returning to the classroom out of a love for knowledge.
Do you value diversity, equity, and inclusion?
You may find me a good fit if you care about marginalized identities. My dedication to diversity stems in part from my own family's immigration history, as well as years spent living and working in spaces devoted to unheard voices.
My Background & Approach
I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, where I trained in both short and long-term therapy, with an initial emphasis in college counseling. That was a natural outgrowth from a wide-ranging academic career that took me from teaching English while living in Munich, to time spent studying and teaching at Stanford University's Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.
In terms of what we in the therapy field call our "theoretical orientation," I utilize a psychodynamic/relational approach that incorporates elements of Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. What that means is that I pay attention to both what's going on in your present and what happened in your past, as we engage in open exploration as well as working on specific skills.
Outside of my private practice, I teach psychology courses at The Wright Institute and at Diablo Valley College and often supervise therapy trainees. In my non-work life, beyond cherishing time with family and friends, I am a big fan of art and pop culture, from Shakespeare to Marvel movies.
Dr. Matthew Daube
Licensed Clinical Psychologist PSY32407