Todd R. Matson, DMin, LMFT

Faith-based Marriage and Family Therapist –

It is such an honor and privilege to be here at Central to serve those who are hurting within the congregation and wider community.  I will never forget how the people of Central opened their hearts and dedicated office space to this counseling ministry just two months before 9/11.  Life has a way of reminding us that through the clouds of tragic and painful circumstances, there is always grace, mercy and love, along with opportunities for healing.

I am a faith-based North Carolina Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and a Clinical Fellow in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).  I am also an ordained minister with 14 years of experience in parish ministry.  I have a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana, a Master of Divinity from Anderson University School of Theology in Anderson, Indiana, and a Bachelor of Arts from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana.  I have been with Sanctuary Counseling Group (formerly called Methodist Counseling & Consultation Services) with an office here at Central since July of 2001.

I have 26 years of experience treating individuals, couples, families, adults, children, and teens struggling with a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma issues, child abuse and neglect issues, domestic violence issues, self-image and self-esteem issues, guilt and shame issues, anger issues, marital and family conflicts, parenting issues, and life transition issues.

At Sanctuary Counseling Group, we believe in creating therapeutic relationships with our clients that promote the healing of heart, mind, and soul. What is most important to me is that those who come to me for treatment can feel safe, build trust to be who they are, and can focus on making themselves, their relationships, their marriage and family life better. It is always important to me to simply meet and accept people where they are and to partner with them on a journey to where they hope to be. Those who come for treatment deserve to feel understood, respected, cared for along the way.

During this anxiety-producing time, I am seeing clients by HIPAA-compliant video or phone.  Please contact me directly for more information.  I can be reached at 704-375-5354, ext. 407, or you can email me at

For more information, the Sanctuary Counseling Group website is, and my bio on Psychology Today is at  Both sites contain additional info about health insurance coverage for services provided, along with info about our fees, sliding scale, and Client Assistance Fund.