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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, Somatic Experiencing, 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 and meditation can completely transform your life. Get support in your practice, in whatever form it may be, from mental health treatment to a spiritual path.

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, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and Somatic Experiencing. He runs 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 has taught and practiced mindfulness meditation based on the research of John Kabat Zinn in clinical practice and at Kaiser for many years. He is a student of Segyu Rinpoche, and practices forms of Tibetan Buddhism and healing connected to the Gelkupa lineage and Juniper Foundation.

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 Antioch 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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