WENTZEL, Psy.D, M.Ed.
With both a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters
in Education, Dr. Matthew Wentzel maintains a unique blend
of knowledge, experience, and expertise in the fields of education
and behavioral health. His experience working with clients
from higher education to satellite communications allows him
to bring fresh ideas, new approaches, and first-hand knowledge
in moving a client's agenda forward.
Dr. Wentzel obtained both policy and political experience
working in the Clinton White House and managed numerous Virginia
regional volunteer efforts for Barack Obama for President.
He has a strong political acumen, passion, and commitment
to education and health issues, and is especially skilled
in hearing what others want, devising a strategic plan, and
creating win-win situations. Dr. Wentzel has the ability to
take complicated issues and communicate them in a simple and
straightforward manner, handling difficult relationships and
conflict situations with great tact and diplomacy.
With organizations, Dr. Wentzel has expertise in working with
the private sector, non-profits and federal agencies in building
strategic partnerships. He currently works with clients to
cultivate relationships between Congress, federal agencies,
and small and large companies in order to create new, innovative
revenue streams. He helps clients create effective, long-term
programs by bringing together local, federal, for-profit and
non-profit resources. Matthew continues to bolster his clients'
ability to effectively create new business relationships and
establish tactical partnerships.
With individuals, Dr. Wentzel integrates his experience in
executive and behavioral coaching as he engages clients to
achieve optimal functioning in their personal and professional
lives. He partners with clients to help them examine their
current relationships, evaluate their current performance,
and design a strategic action plan, identifying both short
and long term goals. He works with clients in strengthening
decision-making and restructuring their personal and professional
life in order to improve effective leadership. He maintains
in-depth knowledge of individual cognitions, behaviors, and
emotions, which allow Dr. Wentzel to engage in change-oriented,
and growth-oriented coaching. He partners with clients in
sharpening their performance and improving the client's ability
to perceive, understand, and alter behaviors that impact task
Matthew earned his Master of Education degree from the University
of Virginia, and has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from
the American School of Professional Psychology. He completed
his dissertation research on the Neurobiology of Resilience
and Psychopathology following Interpersonal Trauma. Matthew
currently serves as an adjunct professor at George Mason University.
Dr. Wentzel lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife and