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Matthew Whaley

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42A Main Street
Bradley Beach, New Jersey, 07720
United States of America

About Matthew Whaley

I work with diverse clients and issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and relationships (including LGBT). Our behavior patterns are our "creative adjustments" to life circumstances that were unresolvable with the resources we had at the time. I facilitate a compassionate self-awareness of "how" we do those patterns, looking to building the resources needed in the present. I believe that change requires a new "experience" in the present and that self-compassion is the best predictor of a good therapeutic outcome. Let's focus less on what "isn't" working in your life and more on accessing and building upon what "is" working NOW.

The safe therapeutic relationship is essential, so I create a non-judging, collaborative and interactive experience. I use psychodynamic, humanistic, experiential and somatic approaches. Physiological experience precedes and informs our psychology - so attention to the body is crucial. I teach you useful tools and empower you with an understanding of how the body/mind works.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker; certified in Authentic Process Therapy (; certified as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (; certified as a Qualified Gestalt Therapist; and training in Bodynamics ( I am a Faculty member at the Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training (


  • Adults
  • LGBT
  • Addiction
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Grief and Loss
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Adults abused as children
  • Complex PTSD
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Developmental Trauma

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner – SE™ Assistant

Professional Title:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Professional Certifications:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Gestalt Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Post Advanced Certificates:

Touch Skills Training

Business Phone

(646) 234-6515


Insurance Accepted



Contact Matthew Whaley by phone: (646) 234-6515 or by the SE™ Practitioner Contact Form to schedule a session.