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Video Appointments For Covid-19 Safety

Out of concern for the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus, I am only scheduling video appointments at this time. Hopefully, we'll all pull together to keep everyone healthy!

Couples Therapy

Feel love and reconnect with your partner! I help couples save their relationships with treatment based on research. You deserve love and connection!

Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety is treatable! I offer innovative, evidence based treatment for PTSD, anxiety, and panic, including EMDR, exposure therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Insomnia Treatment

It's time for sleep and relief! Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is the gold standard, first line recommended treatment for insomnia.

Meditation Support

Let's meditate! Mindfulness meditation is an evidence based treatment for depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.

Weekend Appointments!!!

Matt Lindgren knows how hard it can be to fit therapy into your schedule. He *ONLY* has appointments on weekends!

About Matthew Lindgren

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Matthew Lindgren has many years of training and experience treating anxiety disorders, providing couples therapy, and treating insomnia.

Matt provides couples therapy based on the work of John Gottman and Sue Johnson. Early traumatic experiences with others can have a negative effect on relationships. He has developed a treatment protocol that uses principles of EMDR and exposure therapy to alleviate problematic relational behaviors that originate in historical trauma. This protocol is heavily based on the work of John Gottman as well as an EMDR therapist, Ricky Greenwald.

Matt Lindgren has a great deal of clinical experience and training treating PTSD, panic, and anxiety disorders using EMDR, exposure therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). For several years,he ran a popular group at Kaiser Antioch Mental Health to treat anxiety and panic disorders based on a format he developed from evidence based treatments.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is considered a first line, gold standard treatment for insomnia, and has been shown to be more effective than medication. Matt Lindgren was trained to provide CBT-I by Michael Perliss from the University of Pennsylvania and Colleen Carney at Ryerson University. He started a CBT-I treatment group at Kaiser, and has provided continuing medical education on the topic to Kaiser staff.

Matt Lindgren can support you in your mindfulness meditation practice as a fellow practitioner. He has taught and practiced mindfulness meditation -- an evidence based treatment for depression, anxiety, and other disorders -- based on the research of John Kabat Zinn in clinical practice and at Kaiser for many years.

Matthew Lindgren also practices forms of Tibetan Buddhist meditation connected to the Gelukpa lineage, lead by the Dalai Lama, and is a student of Segyu Rinpoche. He notes his experience here for patients who might find it helpful to have a therapist who shares their background, yet wishes to make it clear that he is not a teacher. He welcomes patients of all faiths or no faith at all.

Matthew Lindgren is a California licensed marriage and family therapist, MFC46969. He earned a master's degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Social Justice from New College of California. He has over 10 years of licensed clinical experience working in a wide variety of settings. He currently works full time at Kaiser Richmond Mental Health serving people with severe mental illness, and is working with patients in private practice in Walnut Creek on the weekends.

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