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Matthew Holkup

Outpatient Mental Health Professional
LADC, LICSW

Location:

Year Joined: 2019
Years of Experience: 12

Education

Minnesota State University Moorhead - BSW
University of St. Catherine / St. Thomas University - MSW

Certification

EMDR Trained Clinician

Areas of Experience
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety - General
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Christian Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Incorporates Prayer
  • Life Transitions
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Identity
  • Serious & Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Work Issues

More About Matthew Holkup

Clinical Interests:

Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, complex PTSD or PTSD, high functioning Autism/Asperger's Syndrome, Borderline Personality Disorder and gambling/addictive behavior

Clinical Approach:

I utilize Emotion Focused Therapy techniques (see Leslie S. Greenberg for more on this technique). I see emotion as the primary motivator for behavior. I see there are two distinct experiences in any situation one that is intellectual and one that is emotional. I have basic EMDR therapy and looking to be trained in other trauma therapies as well as working towards EMDR certification. I use the utilization of daily activities to cope, using anxiety reduction techniques of breathing exercises, grounding, stretching, muscle relaxation and distraction from rumination. I utilize positive reinforcement and acknowledgement of progress made and strengths of clients as key features in recovery from mental health.

Hobbies:

Social events, community, playing and watching sports, time with family and friends and exercise.

Clinic Contact Info

Maplewood Clinic

1856 Beam Ave, Suite 200
Maplewood, MN 55109

(651) 661-6550