Dr. Matthews is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents and young adults struggling with behavioral, emotional regulation, and social challenges. She provides psychotherapy and consultation to help children, adults and families navigate anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorders, ADHD, and behavioral issues. Dr. Matthews believes in using every individual’s unique strengths to overcome challenges and develop new skills that foster personal growth, self-confidence, and independence.
Dr. Matthews tailors therapy interventions using CBT, play therapy, trauma-informed, family, and relational approaches. She has nearly a decade of special education experience, and is well-versed in adapting therapy techniques for those with special education needs. Dr. Matthews received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Salisbury University in Maryland, and achieved her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. She completed her predoctoral internship at Loudoun County Mental Health Center and her postdoctoral fellowship at Sheppard Pratt. Prior to joining the Kingsbury Wellness & Learning Group, Dr. Matthews worked as a child and adolescent psychologist at the Sheppard Pratt School (formerly The Forbush School at Glyndon) for nine years, with her last three years as a supervising psychologist overseeing the program’s clinical department.