Matthew Lonski, MS Ed, NCC, LPC, Gender Therapist

Matthew Lonski is a warm, compassionate therapist who works with adults, teens, couples, and families to give all people the safe space they need to foster growth and change. Matthew takes an integrative approach to counseling while using evidence-based interventions. Holding additional certification in LGBTQIA studies, Matthew is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community. Regardless of your background or how you identify, Matthew aims to incorporate all intersections (family, work, culture, etc) of a client’s identity into counseling. 

Matthew’s specialities include:  Sexual, Gender, Relationship and general self discovery & identity; Trauma/PTSD; Animal Assisted Therapy;  and Career/Life Balance.  In addition to those, Matthew also helps clients with:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety, Panic and Phobias
  • Attachment & Abandonment
  • Depression
  • Career Counseling
  • Couples
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Gender & Trans Identity
  • Grief
  • Groups
  • Issues of racial and cultural identity
  • LGBTQIA and other sexual minorities
  • Men’s mental fitness & healthy masculinity
  • Poly/non-monogamous/Kink Relationships
  • Stress Management
  • Paraphilas
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual Functioning
  • Teens

Matthew received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Northern Illinois University and his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from NIU. Matthew is a Nationally Certified Counselor and holds additional certifications in Trauma Informed Counseling and LGBT Studies, and as well as conducting extensive research in the effects of prejudice in marginalized communities, and ensuring safe classrooms in both primary and higher learning institutions. Matthew oversees our animal assisted therapy program with his co-therapist, Jake.

Matthew uses He/His pronouns.

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