LPC, Certified Synergetic Play Therapist
Matt Canale is the founder of Finger to the Moon Counseling and a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist. He holds his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling from Naropa University. Matt comes from a body-centered, mindfulness based therapeutic lens, using an eclectic blend of therapeutic modalities including: Synergetic Play Therapy, Mindfulness based body centered psychotherapy, and EMDR to help clients expand their awareness and knowledge of self in order to grow.
Matt works with children and teens in a supportive and compassionate way; focusing on healing through mindfulness, body-awareness, and authenticity. He specializes in working with children suffering from anxiety, self-esteem issues, anger/behavioral issues, and high conflict divorce. Matt believes in a holistic approach to healing and has the ability to draw from past traumas and difficult experiences to relate with clients. He seeks to foster self-esteem, self-knowledge, and create a caring atmosphere for growth and self-development.
As an active member of jiu-jitsu (black belt!) and yoga communities, Matt understands the importance of developing the mind-body connection as an essential tool for healing.