Matthew J. Haines,

Licensed Independent Social Worker


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Clinical Interests:My clinical interests are many. My passion is stress-related disorders including PTSD, Acute Stress, adjustment, and reactive attachment disorders. I love working with trauma life narratives and sharing my knowledge on neurobiology of attachment, traumatic memory, trauma and neurobiology, and fostering post-traumatic growth as it relates to how we are created and how we heal.Abandonment

Population Served:As a former Firefighter/Paramedic, I am passionate about helping the first responder community, including dispatchers, nurses, doctors, and individuals in high stress service occupations. I look forward to helping both Adults and Children who have been victim of Adverse childhood Experiences (ACES) which includes physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, physical and emotional neglect, and house dysfunction that includes domestic violence, substance abuse, divorce, and incarcerated relative.

Educational History:AA – Fire ScienceBA – Emergency Management & Homeland SecurityMaster of Social Work

Clinical Trainings, Certifications, & Professional Memberships:Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Completed the “Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level I” course through PESI and working towards Level II certification
Independently Licensed Social Worker in the state of Ohio (LISW)
Formational Prayer Training

Emerge/Community Involvement:Active father of two beautiful girls and a husband to my wife. As a proud “Girl Dad,” I am pouring into their lives as my other full-time job.Speaker on various trauma related topics.