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Matthew Brace

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I help individuals and couples find the pathway towards a fulfilling life.  If your relationship is more stressful than supportive, know that you are not alone and there are solutions.  When you and your partner are invested, it will bring you closer.  I help people become closer by improving their communication to understand what each other needs.


Central Phoenix Office

The Fordham on Missouri Avenue

1430 E. Missouri Ave, B-275, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Telehealth Office

Online Therapy has made accessing quality services easier than ever before.  You're able to work through your concerns in therapy from any private environment, as long as you are in Arizona.  

If you're wondering about the effectiveness of Online Therapy, rest assured it is just as effective as In Person Therapy.


Phone Consult

An opportunity to consult about what you hope to gain from therapy and to ensure we are a good fit.

No Charge


Comprehensive assessment is designed to understand your concerns in depth and create treatment goals.

50-Minute Assessment


Therapy sessions will help you address the concerns standing in the way of personal and relational growth.

50-Minute Session


Education & Licensure

Masters of Advanced Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy


Bachelors of Science in Communication

Bachelors of Science in Family and Human Development

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

LMFT 15192

AzBBHE Approved Clinical Supervisor

Therapeutic Approaches

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Family Systems

Trauma Informed Care


The MFT Approach

Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) are highly trained psychotherapists who understand that everyone is influenced by the relationships in their lives.  Those relationships function certain ways for a reason, and MFTs are highly skilled at understanding relational and family dynamics.  To obtain licensure, MFTs are required to work with couples and families while under direct supervision.  Other disciplines of psychotherapy can obtain licensure solely by providing individual therapy, which could limit their experience in understanding relational and family dynamics.

Whether the problem is impacting an individual, relationship, or family unit, finding ways to involve your support system in the process will lead to more effective change.  This may be done by involving others in therapy or working with a therapist who is mindful in guiding you on how to utilize your support system for growth.

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy sites research showing that clients are highly satisfied working with MFTs, and that MFTs are the mental health professionals they would most likely recommend to others.

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