Matthew Staley is a dedicated therapist who has been in the field of social work for over 5 years. He has a diverse background working with families and at-risk youth in school, community, and clinical settings. Graduating with a Master's degree from the nation's top-ranked social work program, the University of Illinois' School of Social Work, Matt has taken an oath to provide advocacy, education, and support to those in need. He strives to fulfill that responsibility and acknowledges strength-based theory within his work. Matt is creative in his intervention techniques and enjoys empowering his clients and spotlighting positive attributes.
While at the University of Illinois, Matt worked with the Campus Acquaintance Rape Education program to increase community knowledge and support survivors of sexual assault. In addition, he assisted Carle Hospice in piloting their Camp Healing Heart program, an overnight camp where children impacted by the loss of a loved one could learn to successfully navigate the grieving process. Before joining the Hamilton Center team, Matt worked at a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility where he aided young men and women with a variety of mental health diagnoses in developing and implementing the skills needed to maintain a high level of functioning in their daily lives.
Matt grew up in the Chicagoland area before moving downstate to Champaign to attend school. Upon graduating, Matt continued his trek south and currently resides in Robinson, Illinois. He was married in September 2012 and is excited to continue building his family and career in the Terre Haute community. Away from social work, Matt is a licensed pilot and award-winning artist who enjoys the outdoors, cooking, and being with family.