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Matt Shepherd, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Matthew Shepherd

Clinical Psychologist

DClinPsych, PGCertHlth, MNZCCP

Matt (Ngāti Tama, he/him) is a consultant clinical psychologist based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Matt's skills in bicultural approaches and working with group systems are highly sought-after by workplaces. Matt is also an established researcher in the area of digital solutions for mental health and wellbeing.

Matt has published national and international research on Te Ao Māori approaches and technology in healthcare. He is an Associate Professor at Massey University and part of internationally acclaimed wellbeing research and development projects, such as the E-therapy team at the University of Auckland School of Psychological Medicine and SPARX which was published in the British Medical Journal and received two international awards for digital innovation.

In addition, Matt brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the wellbeing sector. Beginning as a social worker and family therapist working with rangatahi (youth) and whānau, he then went on to train as a Clinical Psychologist and now teaches on one of New Zealand's prestigious clinical psychology postgraduate training programme.


Matt provides consultation to workplaces, as well as psychological intervention and coaching for teams and individual employees. Matt's approach is pragmatic and he provides a calm and supportive environment for people to address the challenges they are facing. Outside of work, Matt is known to be handy with a guitar.

Professional Memberships:

  • New Zealand Psychologist Board (NZPB)

  • New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP)

"Matt's coaching and supervision for my specialist examinations was invaluable in helping me develop strategies and receive a professional sounding board for ideas. I highly recommend his service".

Tim, Medical Doctor

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