Meet our staff

We look forward to having the opportunity to meet with you.  Read our brief bios to see which clinician might be a good fit for you.

James R. Matter

James R. Matter, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Phone: 630-778-9050

Email: jmatter@matterclinical.com

Dr. Matter, “Dr. Jim” has a broad base of experience providing mental health services in various settings.  Dr. Matter strives to connect with individuals, so they are able to honestly look at themselves and the challenges they are facing.  Dr. Matter empowers individuals, couples, and families to modify their style of life and move from positions of weakness and dis-ease to positions of strength and wellbeing.  In therapy, Dr. Matter uses ideas from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Adlerian Psychology, and he is trained in Clinical Hypnosis.

 

When he is not working with his patient and drinking coffee, Dr. Matter is camping, hiking, and spending time with his family and friends.  Because Dr. Matter’s highly values physical exercise, he frequently weight trains and engages in cardiovascular exercise.  

Gabrielle T. Abogado, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Phone: 708-406-9787

Email: gabogado@matterclinical.com

Ms. Abogado, “Gigi” supports and promotes mental health in a collaborative manner to address the challenges individuals face.  Gigi works with individuals who experience symptoms from trauma/PTSD, emotional distress, anxiety, anger, depression, and addictions.  Ms. Abogado also helps people to improve their self-image, manage life stressors, and work through relationship issues.  Gigi, works with people from all walks of life, including the LGBTQ community. 

Gigi uses a variety of therapeutic methods and techniques depending on the client's needs.  Overall, Gigi’s therapeutic style is based upon client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, and principles from behavioral therapy and mindfulness.