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Jerome "Jerry" Mattern, MSW, LCSW (he/him)

Telehealth Therapist

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Jerry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with people ages 10 and up. Having engaged with thousands of people and their stories during his 25 years of clinical experience, Jerry feels truly fortunate because of what has been shared and what he has learned.


His expertise is in treating mood-related disorders (depression, anxiety, anger), difficulties in relationships and addressing life transitions. He has a specific interest in supporting those who are neurodiverse (for example, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Dyslexia).  He has extensive experience with college age students (as a mental health therapist for 13 years at Purdue) and with disability management (as a Vocational Rehabilitation counselor for 5 years).  He also welcomes those for whom spirituality is an important part of their approach to life.  Other areas of experience include addressing problems related to grief, loss and end of life issues. 


Jerry’s approach in therapy is one of kindly attentiveness that is focused on how you experience and understand your situation.  You are also encouraged to consider who can help you, and what you are willing to do to create change.  Sessions are conducted in a conversational way that responds to your reactions and offers feedback and coaching that is aimed at the issues you feel are most important. Working together, we develop insight and then plans of action for personal growth.


Clinical interventions include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness/Meditation, Solution Focused Therapy and Storytelling/Narrative making.  Jerry regularly points out apps and web sites and suggests community resources that help provide support between sessions. 


A little about Jerry:  He enjoys his family tremendously (his partner, four grown children, three in-laws, and six grandchildren…all of whom live within 20 miles of one another).  He also is an avid “Do it Yourself-er” and regularly completes projects around the house and in the yard.  He enjoys bicycle and car repair, outdoor activities, playing sports and games, traveling, music, and meditation.  He draws strength and balance from his relationships and from his faith life.

Jerry is in-network with Anthem/BCBS and Purdue UHCSR. 


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