Dr. Matz is an experienced, warm and creative psychologist working successfully with children, adolescents and adults. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Matz is an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University Doctoral School of Clinical Psychology and Senior Executive Coach. His expertise spans the diagnostic spectrum, including PTSD; Depression and Bipolar Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; and ADHD.

 

His clinical orientation is caring, pragmatic, and eclectic, integrating developmental, biopsychosocial, and systems’ perspectives. He is a skilled individual and family psychotherapist with adults, adolescents and children. Dr Matz is trained in cognitive behavioral, family systems, and psychodynamic modalities, and has extensive training and experience in mindfullness based relaxation techniques including the use of biofeedback.

 

 

 

Current:

John F. Kennedy University Doctoral School of Clinical Psychology Professor

Matz Consulting, Organizational Consultant and Senior Executive Coach

Bay Area Psychotherapy Institute, Private Practice and Clinical Supervisor

The Unity Council, Community Development Corporation, Board Member, Oakland California

 

Previous:

The Reutlinger, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Board Member, Danville California

Contra Costa Mental Health, Child, Adolescent, and Family Clinic

Psychological Services Center, Alliant Unversity

Crisis Support Services, Alameda County

Summit Center, Residential Treatment Center for Boys

We Care, Therapeutic Pre School

The Clorox Company, Corporate Officer & Senior Executive

 

 

John F. Kennedy University, PsyD. Clinical Psychology. Outstanding Disseration Award.

John F. Kennedy University, MA Clinical Psychology

 

University of Chicago, MBA Finance, International Business

 

Publications: 

 

Interrupting Intergenerational Trauma: Children of Holocaust Survivors and the Third Reich. Matz, David, Vogel, Eric, Mattar, Sandra, and Montenegro, Haydee, Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 46, 185-205 (2015)

 

 

 

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Dr. David Matz, PsyD

3468 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Suite B201, Lafayette, CA 94549 

925 385-8303                               DrDavidMatz@att.net