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Welcome to my practice! I view psychotherapy as a meaningful engagement between an individual and therapist to facilitate a positive life change as determined by the client. My approach to therapy focuses on how interpersonal relationships impact your daily functioning, focusing specifically on how we emotionally/physically move towards and away from others. Our life experiences and our worldview shape our behavior, thoughts, feelings, and emotions. We work together to improve your overall well-being by using interpersonal and humanistic psychotherapy approaches. Together, we focus on the underlying causes that brought you to therapy to enhance your well-being to strengthen your tools to live a fulfilling life. 

Matthew Love, Psy.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D)



Matthew Love, Psy.D

CT Psychologist License #3667

NY Psychologist License #0022471

MA Psychologist License #1​1​0​2​5

It's my view (and many others) the most critical aspect of therapy is the therapist's ability to connect with a client in a meaningful way. With that said, I understand that many are also curious about where a therapist receives their training. So I have outlined my clinical training below, and I'm happy to talk at greater length about my clinical background at any time. 


My clinical training included working within public school systems of Connecticut and California, acute inpatient psychiatric facilities, and medical hospitals in California. I gained specific clinical training in Neuropsychological Assessment and treatment of sports-related concussions at the Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) in California. I completed my clinical psychology pre-doctoral internship at the Dorothy B. Hersh Regional Child Protection Center at Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Jersey. I gained further experience conducting forensic child abuse evaluations and trauma psychotherapy.


Before starting my full-time private practice, I was a staff psychologist at the Fairfield University Counseling & Psychological Services (C&PS) department. In addition to providing therapy to undergraduate students, I was the clinical coordinator of student-athlete mental health for NCAA varsity athletics, a founding member of the interdisciplinary concussion team for club sports. The former Training Director for the pre-doctoral internship in Health Service Psychology at C&PS. Currently, I am a guest lecturer for the Fairfield University Counselor Educator Graduate Department on topics such as Psychological Assessment and Trauma psychotherapy. 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (Divisions)

    • Society for Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology

    • Society for Clinical Neuropsychology

    • Society for Trauma Psychology

    • Psychologists in Independent Practice

    • Society for Personality and Social Psychology

    • Society for Humanistic Psychology

    • Society of Clinical Psychology

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

  • Connecticut Psychological Association

  • Massachusetts Psychological Association

Academic Affiliations (past & present)

  • Albert Ellis Institute, New York, NY - Fellow

  • Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

  • Dorothy B. Hersh Regional Child Protection Center at Saint Peter's University Hospital​, New Brunswick, NJ

  • CHOC Children's Hospital, Orange, CA

  • California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, CA


  • Love, M. (2017). Vampire Myth. D. Warner (Ed.) His History, Her Story: A Survival Guide for Spouses of Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Trauma. New York, NY: Libero Media

  • Love, M. (2015). Sexual abuse of male children in sports: Factors impacting disclosure (Doctoral Dissertation). 

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