College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Matise is a contributing faculty for the School of Counseling & Human Services at Walden University. He has served in the counseling field, in some capacity, for over 20 years, with experience working as a pastoral counselor, mental health counselor, and counselor educator; working 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 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).
His primary research interests are in the areas of spiritual development, contemporary issues facing families, and Ecotherapy as a healing modality for mental health issues.
PhD, University of Northern Colorado
Heroes on the Water (Helping veterans w/ disabilities), Attendee, Meeting - Navarre, FL United States
Awards / Honors
Chi Sigma Iota (International Counseling Honor Society), Chi Sigma Iota International, 2004
Matise, M. J., Ratcliff, J., Mosci, F. A working model for the integration of spirituality in counseling.
Price-Howard, K., Matise, M. J. (2015). Ecotherapy as Therapeutic Modality for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education.