About Me

I'm Richard Mataafa, a dedicated male counselor specializing in working with adolescent/teen and adult individuals who are grappling with the profound sense of loss and longing. I am passionate about helping other people pursue wholeness and a better ability to make sense of living in a sometimes difficult world. I believe I have a way of relating with others who know they want change but can't quite identify how that occurs. I've spent time as a school mental health counselor providing therapy to children experiencing immense amounts of trauma, abuse, loneliness, depression, suicidal ideation, and anxiety. 

I come from a diverse background having grown up in southern California within a large Polynesian/Hispanic family. In 2016, I relocated to Greenville after spending five years in Florence, AL, where I played football at the University of North Alabama and earned my bachelor's degree. 

In 2020, I obtained my MA in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. Outside of my professional pursuits, I cherish my roles as husband and father to two boys. On the weekends, I enjoy cooking breakfast burritos, doing Crossfit, getting outside and watching any sort of live comedy.

If you'd like for me to come alongside you or your child, connect with me below and lets start today!

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