As a Behavioral Health Therapist in the Men’s Program, Matt Wetzel provides individual and group therapy, family support, and education with the goal of helping his patients find solutions for the issues that have blocked them from recovery.
His pragmatic, calm therapeutic presence enables his patients to delve into the underlying causes of their substance use disorder and look at the effects it has had on their lives and relationships.
Matt created a parenting group for the Men’s Program that continues to meet weekly, offering a space for men to talk about their roles as fathers and learn to manage stress, communicate effectively with their children, and overcome the shame that often accompanies addiction.
He has worked in his current role since 2019. He started at Caron in 2012 as an associate counselor before moving into a position as an addictions counselor, and advancing to a behavioral health therapist in 2016. He has worked with young adult men, men in the relapse program, and in the extended care unit.
Matt has a Master of Science in counseling from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Kutztown University.
My role is to help my patients make changes that will enable them to fulfill their goals for their lives in recovery and rebuild family relationships so that they can be the fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons they want to be. What we do here has a ripple effect that transforms relationships, from our patients’ family members and friends to their colleagues, neighbors, and others.”