Matthew Pulling, Psy.D.

Psychologist, Lic. No. PSY23020

Prior to his career as a therapist Dr. Pulling was Executive Vice President of a national marketing company and marketing consultant. His academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Penn State University, a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Doctor of Psychology from Ryokan University.

In his 20 years of delivering mental health services Dr. Pulling has acquired broad clinical experience encompassing a wide range. From working with the LGBTQ population that includes transgender and gender fluid youth, to Native American children and families, to some of the most severely mentally ill men and women incarcerated in California’s prison system, Dr. Pulling has made healing his focus.

Dr. Pulling treats children, adolescents, young adults, and adults using a multi-model approach that incorporates cognitive behavioral and humanistic principles, psychodynamic, attachment, and object relations theory.

Dr. Pulling often quotes David Richo, “Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”


Anxiety, depression, PTSD and Complex PTSD, adults, children, and adolescents, at risk youth, behavioral issues, autism spectrum disorders, transgender, sexual identity, bipolar, emotional instability, relationship issues, family issues, grief, spiritual issues, suicidal ideation, self-harming behavior, coping skills deficits, and anger issues

Treatment Preference

Brief Solution Focused Interventions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Object Relations, Family Systems, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, and Attachment Theory, Hypnotherapy, and Somatic Therapy


Individual, couples, family

Age Specialty

Children (6-12), adolescents (13-20), young adults, and adult