Matthew Tomatz, MA, MM, LPC, CACIII, CGP

Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Addiction Counselor III
Certified Group Psychotherapist
Substance Abuse Program Coordinator

Matthew joined CAPS in 2008 as the Substance Abuse program Coordinator. Matthew holds a Master of Arts in Psychology (Contemplative Psychotherapy) from Naropa University, a Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Music with a certification to teach from the University of Houston.

Prior to joining CAPS, Matthew worked in a variety of settings including drug and alcohol treatment programs, an adult offender therapy program, The Colorado AIDS Project, and private practice. Before entering the field of psychotherapy, he studied music education and trumpet performance and worked as assistant dean for the Aspen Music Festival and School. He is also a certified yoga instructor and teaches popular classes within the Boulder community.

Matthew employs a variety of therapeutic techniques, mindfulness skills, and a multicultural lens to assist students.  This approach aims to help students unwind problematic patterns while cultivating meaningful change in alignment with chosen values and intrinsic strengths.

Matthew also coordinates Oasis, a program for students seeking connections through a sober lifestyle.

Liaison to

Libby and Libby RAP
College of Music
Veteran Services
Wardenburg Psychological Health and Psychiatry Alcohol and Other Drug Team
CU Student Government (CUSG)
Office of Student Conduct (OSC) and Restorative Justice
CU Police Department


CU Veterans Working Group, CAPS Outreach Team

Groups & Workshops

Groups:  A Men’s Group; Feel Good Fridays; Oasis; Developing the Whole Musician
Workshops: Matthew is happy to offer workshops to university groups and is available to present on substance abuse, mindfulness, test/performance anxiety, values clarification, men’s issues, and anger management.

Areas of Interest

Substance abuse, anger, men’s issues, veterans, anxiety, performance anxiety/peak performance, mindfulness, chronic illness or injury, and relationship concerns.