Matthew BoldenClinical Therapist
Matthew Bolden is a full-time clinical therapist at Jefferson Oaks Behavioral Health. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University in 2015. He continued on at Louisiana State University’s Graduate School pursing a degree in Social Work. He graduated from the Social Work program in 2018 and is currently a licensed master social worker (LMSW) under the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.
Matthew has been serving in the mental health field for over 5 years. His background includes providing individual, group, and family psychotherapy to a wide range of populations at the residential/inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care. He has also volunteered and worked as a phone counselor at the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center for over 2 years providing crisis and suicide risk counseling.
In his clinical work, he uses a holistic and humanistic theoretical approach to meet clients where they currently are in their lives. He understands that each person is different; therefore, a different therapeutic approach may be needed. This includes utilizing a broad stroke of techniques from multiple therapeutic modalities including interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and elements and skills from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Matthew specializes in working with those with mood and anxiety disorders, suicidal ideation, self-injurious behaviors and trauma.