Dr. Matt Blagys, Ph.D.
Reflections - Clinical Director, Residential
Dr. Blagys earned his Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arkansas where he published and presented research on treatment processes and outcomes. Dr. Blagys then completed his internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School where he continued to hone his clinical skills and publish research.
Dr. Blagys then completed a prestigious four year postdoctoral fellowship at the Austen Riggs Center, a nationally recognized residential treatment center specializing in working with clients labeled as 'treatment resistant'--individuals experiencing highly complex psychiatric and substance abuse problems as well as chronic suicidal ideation or attempts that have struggled to benefit from traditional mental health or substance abuse treatment. It was at Austen Riggs where Dr. Blagys developed his philosophy of patient centered care that preserves and prizes clients' authority for their treatment. Dr. Blagys became passionate about helping others traditionally labeled as resistant or difficult to treat and sought to extend his philosophy to other treatment centers.
Dr. Blagys has worked in several addiction and residential treatment centers including as Primary Therapist and Admissions Director at the The Boyer House, Staff Psychologist, Co-Chair of the Psychology Department, and Internship Supervisor at Napa State Hospital, and as Clinical Director of Alta Mira Recovery Programs in Marin County, CA. In his free time, Dr. Blagys enjoys spending time with his family and children and playing sports, especially basketball. His current clinical interests include addiction recovery, working with treatment resistance, personality disorders, working in multidisciplinary treatment teams, and supervision.
Dr. Matt Blagys