Matthew Caston, LPC
As a counselor, Matthew Caston strives to meet people where they’re at – no matter what the circumstance, validate their concerns & help facilitate challenges that will guide them to reaching their potential.
In terms of concerns leading someone to seek support, Matt is most eager to assist people dealing with depression, anxiety, phase of life complications, men’s issues, self-identity, interpersonal relationship difficulties, emerging adulthood issues, low self-esteem/confidence, & racial/cultural dynamics. His overarching goal is help guests recognize where they may be at with their motivation to change, then rehearse new skills in sessions that each guest can then take with them into their lives to create lasting change.
He often turns to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills such as behavior analysis & chaining, Motivational Interviewing & offers skills coaching to process dynamics relating to unhelpful behaviors. Mindfulness practice is another huge component Matt incorporates to help others recognize the importance of living in the present moment as well.
Matt sees great value with any person who is forthcoming about the issues that brings them to counseling. With such a large stigma surrounding seeking professional help to address mental health issues, he believes that it shows a great deal of character to admit when one needs outside help to manage present stressors, as it shows a level of vulnerability that he has grown to respect from past individuals he’s previously worked with.
Guests experience him as warm, thoughtful, has a good sense of humor, and an ally in the tough moments. He works with parents, coaches, teachers, students and families overall to help them get moving in the direction they most need to create the change they seek.
Matt is currently accepting new guests at our Naperville studio.