Tom Mathews, M.A., M.F.T. | Counseling in Roseville & Sacramento

Help for now; hope for the future

About Tom Mathews

Prior to becoming a therapist, I actually had a ‘real life’ comprised of full time employment while working towards my college degree.  I studied business at California State University, Sacramento while working for a local family owned grocer, Bel Air Markets.  The combination of the two environments benefited me tremendously:  I understood the business principles espoused by my professors and I was on the fast-track for promotions with Bel Air.

In 1992, the Wong family sold Bel Air Markets to Raley’s Supermarkets.  Given the impending changes, I felt the need to fully assess my career options.  One major facet of my managerial functions that I thoroughly enjoyed was to counsel employees.  Given the changes within the grocery industry, I decided to follow my calling and pursue a degree that would enable me to become a licensed psychotherapist.  I consulted with my good friend and established psychotherapist, Tim Dakin, MFT, and researched schools that offered Master’s programs designed for licensure in the state of California.  I decided on the program at Chapman University.  In 2003, after completing my postgraduate education and more than 3,000 hours of internship, I passed California’s written and oral licensing exams.  Then, in 2004 and after nearly six years of employment, I left Cross Creek Counseling Agency and opened my own private practice Roseville, CA.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our extended family.  Golf, boating, gardening, hiking, fly fishing, and the pursuit of fantastic BBQ are all necessities that help keep me balanced.

Tom Mathews, M.A., M.F.T. | Counseling in Roseville and Sacramento