Hank Matthews, LPC

Katharine Fitzhugh

Hank Matthews, LPC

Hank Matthews has been working as a counselor since 2001 and considers his role to be a sacred trust. For more than 20 years, Hank has been sitting down with people and talking about their lives. This affords him the opportunity to provide support, resources, and encouragement. He believes the purpose of counseling is to validate concerns, increase response options, and to prompt insight into improving the quality of relationships and lives. Though his initial clinical passion was working in the field of addiction, his substance abuse work led him to equally rewarding work with couples addressing a variety of relationship issues.

Hank firmly believes every person and every couple has strengths and challenges. Identifying, facing, and addressing challenges leads to the best possible quality of life and quality of relationship. He also believes those who have a sincere desire, and who are willing to say and do things differently, can change. His goal as a counselor is to walk alongside his clients and assist in facilitating change.


  • Individuals and couples, age 18+
  • Substance use and related issues, including ACOA, Codependency, 12-step recovery
  • Marital and relationship issues
  • Mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, self-esteem, stress, trauma
  • Spiritual awareness and growth


  • MS, Rehabilitation Counseling, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (2003)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (2004)
  • Clinical orientation: Adlerian, Cognitive-Behavioral; Dialectical-Behavioral; Gestalt; Motivational Interviewing; Person-Centered