Matthew Word

Matthew Word works with adults, children, teens, families, and couples blending the essential qualities of a trauma-based psychotherapist, depth hypnosis practitioner, and shamanic counselor. Matthew skillfully helps clients find their way through their challenges with compassion and care to find new levels of well-being, self-awareness, and freedom.Each client’s process is unique and guided by the client’s interests and needs. Matthew uses his wisdom, experience, and training to partner with clients to help them meet their goals, always honoring their autonomy, individuality, and precious humanity.

Matthew is certified in several therapeutic modalities, including Depth Hypnosis, EMDR, and SMART. He uses these and other approaches to help clients suffering from anxiety, depression, and addictive issues and help with emotional regulation. In keeping with the process at Middle Way Healing, Matthew’s goal is to help people find stability and grounding, reprocess difficult experiences and trauma, and become their best selves.

Learn more about Depth Hypnosis here
Learn more about SMART here
Learn more about EMDR here.

“In Depth Hypnosis, because of the creative use of an altered state, there is the beautiful opportunity for us to be able to let go of ourselves and experience that sense of freedom and spaciousness, within which we can then begin to reconnect parts of ourselves that are somehow misaligned. So I see Depth Hypnosis as a creative approach that could help many people with their deeply rooted challenges of self-harshness and lack of adequate self-kindness.”

Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D.President of the Advisory Board at the Mind and Life Institute and principal English translator for the Dalai Lama

“Drawing on an innovative blend of contemplative traditions and Western psychological theory and practice, Depth Hypnosis guides individuals to embrace greater levels of compassion, self-awareness, and well-being. These values serve as a platform for the development of dedicated practitioners in the powerful treatment modality of Depth Hypnosis.”

Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.Creator of Depth Hypnosis