Tom Mathews, M.A., M.F.T. | Counseling in Roseville & Sacramento

Help for now; hope for the future

About Tom Mathews

Prior to becoming a therapist, I actually had a ‘real life’ comprised of full time employment while working towards my college degree.  I studied business at California State University, Sacramento while working for a local family owned grocer, Bel Air Markets.  The combination of the two environments benefited me tremendously:  I understood the business principles espoused by my professors and I was on the fast-track for promotions with Bel Air.

In 1992, the Wong family sold Bel Air Markets to Raley’s Supermarkets.  Given the impending changes, I felt the need to fully assess my career options.  One major facet of my managerial functions that I thoroughly enjoyed was to counsel employees.  Given the changes within the grocery industry, I decided to follow my calling and pursue a degree that would enable me to become a licensed psychotherapist.  I consulted with my good friend and established psychotherapist, Tim Dakin, MFT, and researched schools that offered Master’s programs designed for licensure in the state of California.  I decided on the program at Chapman University.  In 2003, after completing my postgraduate education and more than 3,000 hours of internship, I passed California’s written and oral licensing exams.  Then, in 2004 and after nearly six years of employment, I left Cross Creek Counseling Agency and opened my own private practice Roseville, CA.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our extended family.  Golf, boating, gardening, hiking, fly fishing, and the pursuit of fantastic BBQ are all necessities that help keep me balanced.

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Tom Mathews, M.A., M.F.T. | Counseling in Roseville and Sacramento

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