Now Offering Neuropsychological Testing in Our Providence Office!

Hours: Mon – Fri :8 AM – 8 PM | Sat: 8 AM – 4 PM
382 Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02906

Fax: (401) 226 0137 | Contact@pvdpsych.com

Matthew Mooers, PsyD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Pronouns: he/him/his.

Meet Dr. Matthew Mooers

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at PVD Psychological Associates. I offer online and in-person individual therapy to older adolescents, college students, and adults of all ages. My areas of specialization include: anxiety disorders, trauma-related concerns, relationship difficulties, work with members of the LGBTQIA+ community, couples therapy, and identity/personal values exploration.

My practice heavily incorporates cognitive behavioral therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and the services that I provide are grounded in my strong value of the relationship between therapist and client.

I emphasize cultural humility and sensitivity as I get to know my clients, and I am affirming of the multi-layered and uniquely intersecting identities that they hold. I take a holistic approach that integrates mindfulness, relaxation, and acceptance-based strategies. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify practical skills and ideas that they can implement to address the specific challenges that they bring into therapy.

My Background

I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology at Roosevelt University, and I have completed my clinical training in university counseling centers at Northeastern Illinois University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Wichita State University. I also trained at United Stand and Guada Psychological Services in the Greater Chicago Area, as well as the School Based Health Clinic in Haysville, Kansas.

My Approach & Philosophy

My overarching goal as a therapist is to provide clients with opportunities to feel safe and supported as they more deeply consider who they are and what they want in life. I take a nonjudgmental approach to helping clients develop insight into patterns of challenges that may have them feeling stuck. I also encourage exploration and experimentation in facing these challenges as we work together toward long-term, meaningful change.

I respect the courage that it takes to begin working with a new therapist, and I would be happy to answer any questions that you might have in considering working with me. Feel free to reach out!