I am passionate about providing culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and holistic approaches to therapy.

Our Team

Rita Mathew, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Family-based therapy (FBT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Strengths-based, Solution-focused, Relational

Therapy Style

I am passionate about providing culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and holistic approaches to therapy. I believe in empowerment, and in my practice, I bring compassion, honesty, and mutual respect. My focus is on helping clients identify their own strengths and internal resources, and build the skills needed to live their fullest life.

Education

Bachelors in Psychology, California State University Fullerton

Masters in Social Welfare, University of California Berkeley

Internship, Diablo Community Center

License Number and State

CA 29618

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I believe that it is a privilege to be trusted with people's stories and know that within each being, there lies a great deal of strength. Sometimes, we just need someone to help us unlock and see that strength. I feel grateful to be that person for others.

What are your interests outside of work?

Being in nature, walking, yoga, spoken word and art

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Tracking my daily steps and being active

How do you recharge?

Listen to calming music or meditation