M.A., PHD Candidate
Matthew has a deep passion for working with first responders and other trauma survivors as they work through their path towards healing, health, and recovery. Matthew has experience working with first responders, military, veterans and other trauma survivors experiencing a range of challenges, from wanting a baseline mental health check-in to facilitating return-to-work treatment plans. His training includes addressing a broad range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD. He is eclectic in his treatment, utilizing aspects of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT).
At Bear Psychology, Matthew provides several trauma-informed services including assessment services, and individual, group, and couples counselling. Matthew is committed to working in a safe, collaborative, supportive environment, drawing on the wisdom and lived experience of his clients to help guide treatment.
Matthew earned his MA in Forensic Psychology from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island in 2016, and is currently in his 6th year of his PhD program at McGill University in the Counselling Psychology program. Matthew is actively involved in research examining the impacts of mindfulness and self-compassion on mental health outcomes for Canadian police officers. Previously, he engaged in research examining the various response model that police officers adhere to when responding to those experiencing a mental health crisis.
Mr. Fleischmann is a Ph.D. candidate in counselling psychology at McGill University. When he provides services at Bear Psychology or Trauma Practice, it is while under the supervision of Dr. Anna Baranowsky, Ph.D., C.Psych and Anna Kozina, M.A., C.Psych.