Matthew 'Mateo' Fregoso, MEd, LMHCA

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My Approach

I interned at Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare working with children, families, adults, and seniors. I have worked in private practice providing counseling services specifically for LGBTQ+ folks, adolescents, families, young adults, and couples. 
 
My practice is highly motivated by a Gestalt approach. An orientation built upon awareness of ourselves, of our thoughts and behaviors, of our choices, and of our physical systems. I believe that increasing this awareness brings us more fully into the present, and it is only in that present moment that change is possible. 
 
My foundations are in advocacy and support of LGBTQ+ concerns and, as such, my therapy stance is in anti-oppression and trauma-informed practice. In all my efforts to collaborate for change I approach my work with respect for all people. I strive in both my perspectives and practices to challenge racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and oppression in all its forms. 
 
I provide a welcoming, affirming space to explore identity and gently heal from trauma, depression, shame, internalized oppression, and attachment wounds. I am a letter writer for gender affirming care and can serve in an evaluative role only, where ongoing therapy is not required.
 

Education

Masters of Education 2021 from the University of Puget Sound
Bachelor of Arts University of Utah 2019
 

License 

Mental Health Counselor Associate License #MC61184687, issue date 6/11/2021 
Supervisor Vera Dragonchuk, MA, LMHC license number LH00011247
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AREAS OF INTEREST & EXPERTISE
LGBTQ+ Folks
Adolescents
Family Therapy
Young Adults
Couples

MODALITIES
Gestalt Approach
 

Documents
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