Matt Fosket, MA, LIMHP, NCC
My course in therapy is to pursue a real-world approach backed by ongoing education and clinical experience. I am a National Board Certified Counselor and licensed by the State of Nebraska as an Independent Mental Health Practitioner. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in therapeutic, advocacy and educational settings over the past 16 years, the last six as a licensed therapist. My goal is to use my personal and professional experiences to meet the needs of my clients. I strive to empower you to achieve your success.
I enjoy working to build connections between you and the people that matter. My personal experience as a husband and parent influences my intentions as I help families strengthen their relationships. I have particular interest in working with families who have experienced adoption, having personal experience with adoption. I provide guidance through a variety of difficulties experienced by individuals and families including anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, trauma and disruptive behaviors. I want to help you to understand the reason behind behaviors and learn to listen to what your body is telling you as you improve your relationships.
I use a variety of methods to help clients of all ages and backgrounds achieve their goals. I practice evidenced-based therapy models to facilitate change for individuals and families. As an animal lover, I practice Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) with my certified therapy dog Rufus. I strive to incorporate creativity and humor into my counseling practice. I find value in using the methods that work best for you, including play therapy, art or other methods to connect and reach your goals.
In addition to traditional therapy, I offer trainings, experiential workshops and support group facilitation to further encourage personal growth. I co-lead an adoptive parent support group in conjunction with the organization Right Turn. I also provide clinical supervision for new therapists as they begin their journey towards helping others. I enjoy collaboration with my colleagues at Child & Family Therapy Institute of Nebraska.
My education includes a Master of Arts in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Chadron State College and a BA in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. I am a National Board Certified Counselor, a member of the American Counseling Association and am recorded as a pet therapy team through Alliance of Therapy Dogs.
Being connected is essential for our well-being. I value community involvement, recognizing that each of us has the ability to make a meaningful impact within our world. I enjoy my role as a father and being involved in my children’s school and community activities. I have been involved in many community minded agencies over the years, including Community Connections Mentoring, Right Turn, Great Plains Health’s Footsteps Grief Camp, the Nebraska Children’s Home Society, the Lincoln County Child Abuse Prevention Council and Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center.
Master of Arts in Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Chadron State College, Chadron, NE
Bachelor of Arts in Education, Secondary Education - Social Science
University of Nebraska, Kearney, NE
Alternatives for Families - A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT)
Certified AF-CBT Therapist
Training and Clinical Consultation with Dr. David Kolko, PhD
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Trained TF-CBT Therapist
Training and Clinical Consultation with Alison Hendricks, LCSW
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Trained PCIT Therapist
Training and Clinical Consultation with Kris Steinbeck, LIMHP, NCC