REBT Teaches You Practical Ideas & Strategies for Achieving Your Goals

Dr. Matweychuk was the first person to receive accreditation by a program jointly sponsored by The American Association of SuicidologyinCollege and University Suicide Prevention. Dr. Matweychuk is proud of this accreditation and it shows his commitment to effectively working with college and university students.Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy is a practical problem focused approach that is ideal for college and university students. One reason students have difficulty seeking information and counseling services is because of shame and their dire need for peer approval. REBT helps young people to develop self-acceptance and to have a healthy desire for peer approval while abandoning an unhealthy dire need for peer approval. REBT helps teach students to accept the end of a romantic relationship that is often seen as “catastrophic,” to learn what there is to learn from this experience, and then how to find new love relationships that are a better fit for them. REBT helps LGBTQ students fully and unconditionally accept themselves, their identity and their sexual desires without shame and self-downing. It helps LGBTQ students cope with stigma and social isolation so that these young people can connect with others and lead satisfying lives despite the challenges they may face in a heteronormative society. 

REBT is very useful for students who struggle with substance abuse disorders which often interfere with academic achievement. Substance abuse, eating disorders, and other behavioral problems can derail one’s college experience and REBT is a problem focused approach that helps young people learn skills for effectively managing these self-defeating problems. REBT also helps college and university students address their problems with self-discipline and overindulgence so that the student is better able to regulate their behavior and achieve their personal potential.Websites for College Students:Ulifeline

The Trevor Project
Half of USThe Jed Foundation

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Proud To Be Me Phone: 212-750-2826 to schedule an appointment.


If you are experiencing an emergency and require immediate help call 911 or visit the nearest hospital emergency department.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-TALK. This service is available 24 by 7 and you’ll be immediately connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area. Please vist this website if you need immediate assistance