Matthew Purinton, LCSW – Short Bio

Life Unarmed: Matthew practices individual, couple and family therapy at the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is passionate about working with adults and children dealing with pain and/or disability. He employs clinical hypnosis, guided imagery and relaxation techniques. Matthew is creating “Exposure,” a theatrical presentation that explores ways of relating to pain and disability.


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