Matt Smead joined Veteran's Bridge Home in March of 2023. He brings 15 years of experience in the clinical mental health field. In that time, he has served individuals experiencing suicidal/homicidal ideation, substance use issues, varied mental health concerns, child-adolescent behavioral issues, domestic violence situations, human trafficking, trauma scenarios, etc. He has worked closely with schools, police/fire departments, and other community organizations to provide support, guidance, and resources for clientele. Matt has worked in varied mental health settings including state psychiatric facilities, outpatient clinics, mobile crisis, and inpatient psychiatric settings- including psychiatric emergency departments.
Matt has completed a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky as well as a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Wayland Baptist University in Phoenix, AZ. He also holds an independent license as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina. Matt lives in Monroe, NC with his wife Sarah and their two daughters. Matt was also enlisted in the National Guard and participated in the ROTC program at the University of Kentucky. He also comes from a long line of family that has served in the military. Although his own miliary time was brief, he is proud to now be serving veterans in his current role.