Laura Matthews, MA, LMHC

Laura Mathews online counselor in Washington

Laura Matthews, MA, LMHC

Cigna, First Choice, Kaiser PPO, Premera, Regence, United

Private Pay & Out-Of-Network Rate:
Individuals – $160 per clinical hour



Teens 13-18, Adults 18+

I enjoy supporting individuals with anxiety, depression, suicidality, substance abuse, attachment trauma, and self-harm. I am passionate about supporting people of all ages to heal from difficult or traumatic past experiences as well as support clients navigating life’s unpredictable challenges.

I operate from an emotion focused perspective while utilizing mindfulness and CBT to illuminate and correct irrational thoughts while empowering clients in leading a meaningful life. I’m passionate about utilizing creative expression with art to tell out life stories, process emotions, and work though life’s challenges in a unique way. I use a solution-focused and strength-based framework to help clients identify values, live in accordance to their values, and correct maladaptive coping skills.  The client/counselor relationship is an important collaborative part of treatment, seeking to utilize the interpersonal dynamics to promote insight and overall growth.

I have specialization in Art Therapy as well as chemical dependence. Using art as a platform for talk therapy in adjunct with CBT, DBT, and other evidence-based practices is where my ability to provide effective therapeutic connection thrives. I am LGBTQ affirming and support those with neurodivergence, as well as have been trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy for individuals with a trauma focus.

My mission is to learn more about your lived experience and your strengths to help you continue to overcome life’s obstacles and reach your goals. It is my goal to create a therapeutic, collaborative relationship to create a unique and individual treatment plan to meet your needs. 

Laura Matthews, MA, LMHC
NPI# 1851872311 | License #LH61242576

Areas of Focus

Anxiety Therapy
Attachment Trauma
Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Chronic Shame and Self-Criticism Therapy
Depression Therapy
Grief & Loss Therapy
LBGTQ+ Affirming Care
Life Transitions Therapy
Neurodivergent Individuals
PTSD and Trauma Therapy
Self-Harm Behavior

Therapeutic Modalities

Art Therapy
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Compassion Focused
Culturally Sensitive

Training and Certifications 

Provisional Registered Art Therapist
CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy) Certified


Masters’ Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University Seattle
Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Psychology Interdisciplinary from Sierra Nevada College.