Matt Metcalf is the founder and owner of DBT Tri-Counties, a clinical social work group practice dedicated to the implementation of comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Rincon DBT Families Skills Center which provides Intensive Outpatient services. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with adolescents and their families for over 15 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Utah, a master’s degree in divinity from Amridge University’s Turner School of Theology, and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. He is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician, and a Beck Institute CBT Certified Clinician who has trained in CBT with the Beck Institute and DBT with Behavioral Tech. 

He has intensely studied and practiced these therapies in order to best support his clients with a variety of needs, such as social anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, Mood Disorders, substance abuse, depression and providing support to those who struggle with intense emotions. He is passionate about providing parenting courses on how to use DBT skills when parenting. 

Matt’s professional career includes being a DBT consultant for multiple treatment centers, serving as a clinical director for multiple Residential Treatment centers for adolescents, serving as Clinical Director for a dual-diagnosis partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program both in person and virtually; as well as serving as Primary Therapist for school-based programs, psychiatric hospitals, and residential treatment centers. He currently has a private practice with clients from Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles in which he specializes in providing comprehensive DBT to adolescents and their families.

Matt is personable, practical, and results driven. He is diligent about creating a space for parents to build relationships with their adolescents, and he strives to assist families in finding the balance between maintaining structure and setting appropriate limits. Matt recognizes his role as a President and Lead Clinician as a calling, much more than a profession, and he brings immense passion and dedication to the position while always keeping the needs of the families he is supporting in mind.

Certified Clinician
Matthew Metcalf
Valid Through December 31, 2027
Areas of Focus
  • Adolescents and their families