Welcome back to Mentally Flexible! My guest today is Matthias J Barker LMHCA. Matthias is a psychotherapist from Spokane, WA. He holds a private counseling practice and utilizes evidence-based approaches in his clinical work with adults, children, and couples from all walks of life. Matthias also makes mental health content online and has amassed over a million followers on platforms like TikTok, Instagram and YouTube (@matthiasjbarker). Matthias’ goal is to help the people he works with move towards health and what is meaningful in life amidst hardship.

In this episode we explore a ton of topics, some of these include:

  • Matthias’ rising popularity through his social media content
  • Our shared interests in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 
  • What caused Matthias to reevaluate personal values 
  • The process of deconstructing spiritual beliefs 
  • Matthias’s experience preparing for fatherhood
  • Letting go of outcomes and trusting your values
  • And Matthias ends by sharing his thoughts on the meaning of love


Matthias’ website: https://www.matthiasjbarker.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthiasjbarker

Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@matthiasjbarker

Twitter: https://twitter.com/matthiasjbarker


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