About Dr. Matt

Dr. Matt Kawiak
Dr. Matt Kawiak

Matthew Kawiak 
D. Min. LCSW, CEAP, SAP, SAE

Please accept my sincere thanks for reviewing this website about my counseling practice. I am accepting new patients and I can generally meet with you promptly– often on the same day.

I hold a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy, a New York State Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (OASAS) , Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and Substance Abuse Expert (SAE).

My counseling style is short-term, solution-focused therapy with a clinical spiritual foundation. I have 40 years of experience serving as pastoral counselor in my role as Chaplain at Strong Memorial Hospital, providing trauma services following 9/11 in New York City, and currently serving 100 managed care companies as their primary provider for all critical incident requests throughout New York State. I have completed advanced training in the areas of Substance Abuse Assessment, Post Traumatic Stress, and Workplace Anxiety.

In my leisure time, I enjoy landscape photography and I have provided links to photos that may be purchased for calendars and greeting cards. I enjoy horseback riding and travel, and have captured many of North America’s natural wonders and wild animals as an accomplished wildlife and landscape photographer.