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Own Your Story

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Hi I'm Matthew

Counselor  | Coach | Speaker | Author

help "misfits" find their voices and grow into their divine purpose: helping them overcome the limited beliefs that others have put on them. Many times these were put there by others, but we've adopted them as our own. It's time to shake those loose and take charge of our own story!

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You're Finally Awake?

(yeah, we're doing this)

So you wake up in a wagon cart - feeling groggy and blurry - and totally unprepared for what's ahead. There could be a civil war, an overzealous headsman, or even dragons ... but it doesn't even matter, because you've got nothing left. 


You've probably heard these accusations from others (or even yourself)

Most people who get here have something in common:

You are unhappy, unsatisfied, overwhelmed, sad, anxious, and/or grieving. 

You've probably have tried remedies just to make the pain stop: 

Game Console
Conference Room

Numbing / Avoiding with games, fantasies, or substance use

Only talking with friends, well-meaning clergy, or strangers on the internet

Losing yourself in work and letting other facets of your life lax

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Shutting yourself away, convinced that everyone is bad

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Getting stuck in a constant pattern of complaining without changing


Trying to change yourself so much that you lose who you are

And still, you feel lost - like you have no purpose.

"I'm a side character in my own dang story"

I've been there: invalidated by people whom I thought cared for me, lost in my own overwhelmed ADHD / sensitive brain, and working and living a completely unbalanced life. 

That was the problem:

I was letting everyone else write my story for me.


Our Truths

When I finally realized some truths, I was able to move forward with my story.

1) I am in the universe for a divine purpose

2) I am the sum of parts: experiences, attitudes, skills, desires, and protectors.   

3) I am made of up of mind, body, and spirit in constant interaction

3) When I see my parts as a whole, I can create ways to interact with them and find what they need to solve their stories.

As a therapist and as a coach, this is the framework I use for all my clients.

It's time for you to start writing your story.

I know it's not easy. If you're just waking up, the headsman, the guards, and the dragon can be overwhelming. This is where I come in; I can walk with you through each step using the same basic principles.

  • Raising awareness of YOUR skills 

  • Learning that mind, body, and spirit all are part of YOUR personhood

  • Keeping you accountable to YOUR goals

  • Teaching or practicing the skills you need to do things YOUR way

What do I bring?

Notice the trend? This is YOUR story, not mine. I'm the side character in your story as you start to own it.


Together we work on principles that can be helpful for your growth 


We set goals - finding what we can do to make the next "level up" - and check in with them continually. 

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Life isn't all serious. We need to have fun - and we can use fun to find ways to reach increasing goals


with this journey, you bring your faith, your values, and your goals - you're free to change them if they're in your way, but that's your choice.

Are you ready to find out more?

See the inn on the other side? Jump through the roof and keep going! 

How Do I Help?



I'm the founder and owner of Misfit Refuge Counseling for residents of Ohio and Florida - all via teletherapy. During these sessions, we provide a safe give you a safe place to rewrite your story and find healing from hurt.



I help coach neurodivergent people who feel like they don't belong anywhere ("Misfits") find and develop their unique strengths, develop a balanced and holistic life, and achieve their life purpose. We believe in working with mind, body, and spirit.


Support Services

Regardless of where you are on the path, I try to provide valuable services for my clients (coaching and counseling). These include speaking services, courses, a podcast, books, and more!

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Still Not

Yeah, this whole process can totally be daunting. When in doubt, schedule a consultation and we'll chat and see what the best route is. My goal will not be to steer you one direction or the other, but simply to find the best path.

The biggest caveat in this is that once you pick a path, we need to stick with it. I wanted to say this to avoid any "bait and switch" worries. Ethically, if we start with coaching and find that some things are deeper and require therapy, we will work to refer to you to a professional in your area.


Message me below and we'll try to find some times that fit to schedule a free 15 minute consultation to see what services are the best for you!

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