Matthew M. Kridel, PhD
Matthew M. Kridel, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior and a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia. He received his BA in Psychology from Gannon University, and his MS in Applied Psychology and PhD in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from the University of South Alabama. He completed his predoctoral internship at the University of California, Irvine Counseling Center, and his postdoctoral fellowship in HIV/LGBTQ Health Psychology at Augusta University. His professional interests include LGBTQ identity and health, sexual health and functioning, integrated care, hypnosis, effective clinical communication, and clinical education and training. In addition to providing outpatient psychotherapy, he provides psychological services in the Department of Neurology, is a facilitator for case-based learning in the Medical College of Georgia, and serves on the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior DEI Committee. In his free time, he enjoys participating in the performing arts.
Health psychology and behavioral medicine
LGBTQ identity and health
Sexual health and functioning
Effective clinical communication
LGBTQ health and healthcare experiences
Mental health help-seeking and stigma
Clinical education and training
As a health psychologist, I believe health and wellness are best achieved when we focus not just on physical health, but mental, behavioral, social, and spiritual wellness as well. This means addressing physical symptoms, your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors about those symptoms, and the cultural, interpersonal, and socioeconomic contexts in which they occur. I am committed to practicing compassionate care, cultural humility, and interdisciplinary collaboration with other providers.
Medical School: University of South Alabama
Internship: University of California, Irvine
Residency: Augusta University
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