Matthew Morrissey

Marriage & Family Therapist


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss
  • Men's Issues
  • PTSD
  • Relationships
  • Substance Abuse

Demographics served

  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult


I work best with the misfits: geeks & nerds, punks, skaters, artists & artistes, ecological & political activists. . . those who rage against the dying of the light. My area of expertise consists in helping with difficulties in social relationships. Such difficulties include finding and sustaining healthy intimacy, healing from a painful break-up or divorce, school-related problems, recovering from major loss, and growing up in difficult circumstances. I am particularly suited to helping those who have cultivated their intellects and creativity but would now like to develop a greater awareness of their emotional world.

Psychoanalytic thought informs my approach, but I'm far from being the silent, blank therapist. I think the psychoanalytic tradition provides the richest and most sophisticated exploration of how we love, work, and play.

People who have not achieved lasting benefits with psychiatric medications and are seeking another path to healing have found me especially helpful. My sensibilities and outlook have been shaped by a longstanding interest in ancient and modern philosophy, literature, film, skateboarding, and a punk rock/DIY ethos.

Rates & Insurance Details

Breakthrough has not yet partnered with all insurance companies, but you or the therapist you select may contact your insurer about covering your online care. We strive to accept all insurers but we can not guarantee coverage.

If you receive care on Breakthrough but your insurer declines coverage, you will be billed at the therapist's self-pay rate.

If you can not find a therapist who accepts your insurance, call us at 888-282-2522 and we will try to find a therapist who can see you.


  • Blue Shield of CA - Magellan/HAI-CA (CA)

Self-pay rate

$120 per hour



  • Marriage & Family Therapist CA - MFC 45780

Professional associations and honors

  • Board Member, Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

  • Board Member, MindFreedom International

  • Clinical Member, California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists


  • California Institute of Integral Studies: M.A. — Counseling Psychology 2002