Matthew Arras, MHC Intern

(Matthew is under the clinical supervision of Kelly Benjamin, LMHC and Timothy Crumley, LMHC, private practice)

Matthew is a dedicated and ambitious intern with Common Sense Wellness Network with a lot of passion in the mental health field. He graduated from the University at Albany, State University of New York with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is currently completing his master’s degree in mental health counseling at the same university. Matthew strives to make a positive impact on the lives of his clients by creating an environment where they can feel safe and comfortable allowing them to grow in a beneficial direction. He works corroboratively with his clients and meets them where they are in their readiness to change. Matthew values that everyone is unique and will experience life in a different way. He puts a high importance on allowing his clients to be the person they are, letting them be the captain of their own ship while taking on the role of their navigator, listening warmly while suggesting different avenues to explore to help them hone their own self-healing capacities to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

He has experience in the addiction field but loves working with people from all walks of life with diverse life experiences. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outside in nature, and going for long walks.