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Matthew Holkup

Outpatient Mental Health Professional




Year Joined: 2019
Years of Experience: 13

Minnesota State University Moorhead - BSW

University of St. Catherine / St. Thomas University - MSW

EMDR Trained Clinician
Areas of Experience
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Christian Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Depression
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Life Transitions
  • Prayer
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Identity
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use

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.


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