Mary Kaye Matthews, PsyD
Dr. Mary Kaye Matthews is a proud native of Chicago, Illinois. She completed her doctoral studies at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Upon graduation, she became employed as a Staff Psychologist with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), where she found her niche for addressing the mental health needs of underserved populations. Dr. Matthews would go on to be promoted to Drug Abuse Program Coordinator (DAPC). After six years with the BOP, she joined the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in 2013 as the Local Recovery Coordinator and in 2017, Dr. Matthews was appointed as the Director of Substance Abuse Treatment Programs (SATP), where she practiced until June 2022. At that time, she joined VISN 9’s Clinical Resource Hub (CRH) as a Suicide Prevention Psychologist with the SP 2.0 program.
In addition to her professional duties with the VA, Dr. Matthews graciously serves as the ministry leader for the Kingdom Counseling Ministry (KCM) at Kingdom Life Christian Ministries, Inc., under the pastoral leadership of Apostle Tyronne McCreary and Pastor Tonya McCreary and maintains her private practice, Cognitive Serenity Holistic Mental Health Care, PLLC.