Matt’s Areas of Focus

Men’s Issues

Society views men differently today than it did even twenty years ago. You may find it confusing to navigate the world with a sense of strength and purpose, wondering if you have what it takes. And comparing yourself to your neighbor, your boss, or the expectations of others isn’t helpful. It’s possible to approach your world with healthy resolve and an understanding of how you can use your gifts wisely and well.

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Matt Tiemeyer

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Life Transitions

Transitions are hard. Starting college, changing majors, changing careers, becoming a parent, moving… These and many other transitions can be overwhelming places as well as opportunities for great learning and growth.

Whether you’re trying to make big decisions for your life, or you’re trying to live with the decisions you’ve made, walking with an experienced therapist will help you to find out who you are and what upholds you in times of change.

Life Transitions is an area of focus for:

Matt Tiemeyer
Shelly Tiemeyer

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Codependency

You may feel overburdened but can’t say no. You may feel unimportant unless you’re helping someone. The result may be that others use you, and yet doing anything else may seem risky—even impossible. Counseling for codependency is an opportunity to develop healthy boundaries and self-care skills. Knowing your value and the value of your own wants and needs will help you experience a more abundant life.

Codependency is an area of focus for:

Matt Tiemeyer
Shelly Tiemeyer

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Eating Disorder Counseling

Eating disorders are frequently glamorized in tabloids, and many observers see eating disorders as brazen attempts to get attention. But if those same observers saw what occurs behind the eyes of a person struggling with anorexia, bulimia, or binge-eating disorder, they would be stunned. Both men and women with eating disorders often fight profound internal battles. Issues with food and body image are powerful ways to signal that these struggles are present.

Eating disorder counseling with a therapist, in the context of appropriate medical care and nutritional wisdom, can help you or your loved one uncover new reasons to live in hope. We offer individual therapy for eating disorders and body image issues and partner with experienced, registered dietitians who provide excellent care without creating needless shame.

Eating Disorder Counseling is an area of focus for:

Matt Tiemeyer
Shelly Tiemeyer

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Relationship Issues

A full life includes solid relationships with others. But our temperaments and expectations often don’t match. When we run into obstacles in relationships with spouses, significant others, family, friends, or coworkers, we often turn to familiar ways of responding that have been forged over many years. If we’re lucky, those choices work. If not, we can feel stuck.

Old ways of responding to others may be difficult to leave behind. However, fresh eyes on your situation, in the context of a strong therapeutic relationship, can reveal new options that offer you far more – more satisfaction, more freedom, more life.

Relationship Issues is an area of focus for:

Matt Tiemeyer
Shelly Tiemeyer

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Sex Addiction

Sex addiction presents challenges that differ a great deal from other addictions. While our bodies may not be made for alcohol or methamphetamines, they are made to engage sexually in life-giving ways. Putting an end to the use of controlled substances is healthy. Putting an end to one’s sexuality isn’t.

Instead, sex addiction treatment involves eliminating unhealthy behaviors while creating a stronger respect for one’s sexuality. Each client’s circumstances are different, but interventions consistently involve understanding the roots of the behaviors and the needs they meet, making it possible to seek new behaviors that address those needs in ways that aren’t self-defeating.

Sex Addiction is an area of focus for:

Matt Tiemeyer

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Sexual Abuse Recovery

When a person is harmed sexually (often, though not always, by a loved one), the wounds are persistent. Our sexuality is integrated with our most core selves. Traumatic sexual experiences assault us by merging darkness with parts of our hearts that are meant to create powerful beauty.

Healing from abuse is more than just reducing the impact of memories. It involves separating beauty from the darkness that has intruded and making it possible to live fully once again.

Sexual Abuse Recovery is an area of focus for:

Matt Tiemeyer

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