Mathew Carl, MA

Resident in Counseling

In-Office Sessions: Falls Church (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of: Virginia
In-Office Sessions:
 Falls Church (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of:
Client Population(s):
  • Adolescent (14-17)
  • Adult (25+)
  • Young Adult (18-25)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindbody
  • Person Centered
  • Psychodynamic
Available for counseling sessions In-Person at Falls Church and Virtually Online for all Virginia residents.

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

As a counselor I am committed to being an understanding and flexible presence for my clients because I believe it’s my duty to ensure you are heard, to help facilitate opportunities to heal, and to provide support as you grow. I honor each of my client’s individual identities and aim to work collaboratively with you to understand your specific needs and goals; encouraging you to express this individuality while we address the areas of your life that need special attention.

I take a holistic approach to therapy and address the reciprocal relationship between the mind and body, utilizing multiple techniques in my therapeutic approach including: Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, and Psychodynamic therapy. When appropriate, I incorporate mindfulness and calming techniques to create a safe space and provide my clients with tools they can use outside of therapy.

I have been fortunate in my career to provide counseling to a wide range of client populations in different settings, including individual and group counseling to people dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, life adjustment/transitions, stress, self-esteem, and communication issues. I also have experience co-facilitating equine assisted psychotherapy groups for cancer survivors and justice-involved individuals.

More About Me:

My favorite activities include spending time with friends and family, watching basketball, and being outdoors in the presence of animals, especially dogs and horses

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Bipolar/Mood Disorders
  • Chronic Illness/Pain
  • Conduct and Impulse Control
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Dynamics
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Self-esteem / Personal Growth
  • Self-harm / Suicidal Ideation
  • Social Skills
  • Stress and Overwhelm
  • Trauma and PTSD
Education and Training:
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from East Carolina University
  • EMDR trained at The Center for Excellence in EMDR
  • Continuing training at Washington School of Psychiatry
  • Member of the Virginia Counselors Association (VCA) and the American Counselors Association (ACA)
Resident in Counseling
VA 0704013608
Supervised by:
Charlie Clark, LPC, NCC

I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation, please fill out the request form or call our office (703-534-5100) and request to speak to me.