About Good Scooter

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist intern currently practicing at the Center For Individual and Family Counseling in North Hollywood, CA. I am currently supervised by two licensed marriage and family therapists: Hannah Weinsten (MFC34391) and Rachel Bar (MFT21166).

I have a bachelors degree from the University of Southern California in Communications as well as a Masters degree in Psychology (Marriage and Family Therapy) from the Phillips Graduate Institute in Northridge, CA. My graduate degree includes an emphasis on co-occurring disorders which refers to people who struggle with substance use disorders in tandem with mental health disorders.

I use this site to discuss and share many of the things I have learned throughout my forty-nine years on this planet as a person, son, student, father, friend and husband. You can find links to my Twitter and Facebook pages at the top of this page.

If you are interested in working with me, I provide a safe, genuine and constructive environment in which I assist couples, individuals, families and adolescents through anything from extreme emotional challenges to just providing a set of ears from which you can be heard. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with couples in all stages of distress and individuals struggling with various conditions such as ADHD, OCD,  depression, addiction and recovery. Please contact me if you’d like to come in for a consultation at (818) 861-9599. You can visit my business web-site and learn more about my therapeutic practice at www.mattlevytherapy.com.

The views and opinions expressed on this site unless otherwise indicated are are my own. This is not meant to be any kind of substitute for therapy or therapeutic advice. Much of what is written is personal opinion and not direct advice. For any mental health concerns, personal problems, and especially life-threatening issues, it is imperative that you speak with actual professionals before altering any health treatments.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, in danger of hurting yourself or others, feeling suicidal, overwhelmed, or in crisis, it’s very important that you get immediate help! You can do one of the following immediately:

  • Call your local law enforcement agency (dial 911)
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

PS: If you’re interested in the significance of why I call this site Good Scooter, the simple answer is, why not? The more specific and direct answer lies within the lyrics to a certain Bruce Springsteen song.

 

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