Miles Matise

Core Faculty
Miles Matise
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Matise is a core- faculty member for the School of Counseling at Walden University. With a diverse academic background, he has held positions in several graduate counseling programs. Throughout his career, he has served in the counseling field, in some capacity, for over 20 years, with experience working as a pastoral counselor, mental health counselor, addictions counselor, counselor educator, and supervisor. He has worked in community mental health, addiction centers, and private practice.
Dr. Matise received his B.S. from The Citadel Military College and has a Master’s of Divinity and an M.S. in Community Counseling. He did post-graduate work at The University of Northern Colorado, earning a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision.
He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a Certified Addiction Counselor (CACIII), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), an Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC).
His primary research interests are in the areas of spiritual development and spiritual emergence in the therapeutic milieu, contemporary issues facing families, and Ecotherapy as a healing modality for mental health issues.


PhD, University of Northern Colorado

Public Service

Heroes on the Water (Helping veterans w/ disabilities), Other - Navarre

Awards / Honors

Chi Sigma Iota (International Counseling Honor Society), Chi Sigma Iota International, 2004


Matise, M., Ratcliff, J., Mosci, F. A working model for the integration of spirituality in counseling. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health


Price-Howard, K., Matise, M. (2015). Ecotherapy as Therapeutic Modality for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education