Matt Leavenworth, MA, LCPC

Matt Leavenworth has been a licensed counselor with Yellowstone Counseling Center since 2015, and is the Vice-Chair of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Yellowstone Valley. He graduated from Adams State University in 2015 with a Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling and is currently working through the same school towards his PhD in counselor education and supervision. He has extensive experience seeing children and adults dealing with a range of disorders, including anxiety, depression, and trauma. He has completed trainings in Trauma-Based Cognitive Behavioral Counseling and uses rock climbing as a tool to empower and heal clients. He is currently offering groups for male and female teenagers as well as individual programs that use rock climbing as an experimental template for growth and development. He has developed the Pay Love Forward mentorship system and is certified in Mentor Coaching and Leadership Development through Grandview University.  He is also an experienced rock climber, having completed multiple multi-day ascents in Yosemite, including El Capitan and Half Dome. He has a deep love for climbing and believes that the skills learned in this class translate to skills that operate in the real world.

Matt's is the third webinar in the 2022 Parent Empowerment Speaker Series. In this presentation he starts by sharing startling statistics to help us recognize the scope of the problem our children are facing with mental health challenges. He then dedicates the remainder of his presentation to empower us with tools to confront those  challenges in compassionate ways. Matt's presentation is filled with hope and encouragement. Don't miss this one.

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