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Matthew Tyra, LPC, NCC

About me

Areas of Expertise: Adult & Adolescent (13+) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Education/Degree:  M.S. from  University of South Carolina Aiken

Specialty: Personality Disorders (Borderline Personality Disorder), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, LGBTQIA+, Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Suicidal Ideation, and Relationship Stressors.

I am a mental health counselor in South Carolina offering a range of individual and couples therapy services. My specialties lie in treating a variety of topics including trauma, personality disorders, and LGBTQIA+ concerns. I utilize an acceptance-based therapy in the treatment of mental health issues, and I strive to meet my clients where they are in a compassionate and non-judgmental way. My goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where my clients can explore their feelings and find their own paths.


1 / The Happiness Trap


The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris is an excellent book for anyone wanting to learn more about mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and how to apply it to their own life. It teaches readers to be mindful of their thoughts and feelings in order to identify unhelpful patterns of thinking and behavior. It also gives practical strategies on how to manage stress, break free from the cycle of unhappiness, and make lasting changes in one’s life. This book is a great resource for those seeking to gain insight into their mental health and learn how to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. I highly recommend it for any of my clients looking to better understand and manage their mental health. I reference this book often in therapy, and while it’s not required, it is a great tool to have

2 / DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets


I often recommend "DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets" by Marsha Linehan to my clients. This book offers a comprehensive collection of worksheets and handouts to assist clients in recognizing, comprehending, and addressing their emotions and behaviors. It proves invaluable for individuals aiming to enhance their mental well-being and cultivate more efficient coping methods. Furthermore, Linehan's teachings have undergone rigorous empirical testing and validation, making it an excellent choice for evidence-based treatment seekers.

3 / Therapy Websites

DBT Tools

Complex Trauma Resources


More links added periodically!

4 / LGBTQIA+ Resources
  1.  Trans Equality

    • This website has many different resources for transgender people, and advocates the need for policy change to advance transgender equality.​

  2.  The Trevor Project

    • In addition to being a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ people, The Trevor Project also provides education and additional resources on their website.​

  3. It Gets Better Project

    • The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe.​

Contact Me

If you have any questions, please feel free to either use the contact form to the right or the information below. 

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please either call the office or use the online prospective patient form on the home page. 


Thank you for contacting me! If you need more immediate assistance, either call our office or emergency services (911).

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