“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that every person has the strength and wisdom within them to make positive growth and change in their life.  At times we may experience unexpected set-backs and difficulties that delay this process or derail us on our path, but it is never too late to make positive change.  Sometimes all someone needs is empathy, encouragement and new skills to cope with and process information.  This is where counseling can be invaluable.

It is my goal as a counselor that every client I work with feel heard, valued and empowered so they may achieve the full intent of their life.  As human beings, I believe we all have the right to love, happiness, peace, security and compassion.  That is my wish for all my clients and I strive to encourage that in their lives.  Thank you for taking the time to read this note and I look forward to speaking with you when you are ready.


Rebecca Mattern, M.Ed., LPC, RPT