Matteo Ricci approaches the therapeutic process with 18 years of direct care experience and 13 years as a licensed clinician in clinical settings which have included inpatient hospital programs, general hospitals, psychiatric day programs, long term residential substance abuse facilities and within his own private practice. His goal is to always provide clients with compassionate, evolved, evidence based treatment that stabilizes their acute psychological symptoms as well as enhancing their relationship with themselves. By forming a therapeutic relationship based on honesty and collaboration, I’m eager to help my clients manage their symptoms and conditions and improve their quality of life.
While the use of cognitive behavioral based approaches have proven quite successful in his work with clients, the integration of schema therapy, and family systems theory have complemented an approach that emphasizes the belief that therapeutic change and growth is always possible, even in times of significant emotional difficulty. Matteo obtained his post graduate degree in clinical counseling from Johns Hopkins University and his Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University.