About The Author

David Matheson, M.S., CHMC
Author of Becoming a Whole Man

David is an author and psychotherapist based in Holladay, Utah. His professional training began in the early 1990s when he served in various capacities within Evergreen International. For many years, he has written, lectured, taught workshops, and given commentary on radio and television advocating for the wellbeing of those with distress over their sexual orientation. In 2000, Evergreen honored him with their “Beacon of Light” award.

David received his Masters of Science degree in Counseling and Guidance from Brigham Young University in 1996. His practicum experience was at a youth residential treatment facility. Afterward graduation, he practiced for seven years in Encino, California. In 2002 he began a private practice in the New York City area, eventually moving there in 2004. In 2007, he relocated his practice once again to Holladay, Utah where he hopes to remain.

David has extensive experience working with individuals struggling with the effects of trauma, abuse, and attachment disruption. He has also worked with many individuals dealing with sexual addiction. Working on both coasts brought him into contact with people of a wide variety of ethnicities and faiths, which broadened his world-view and heightened his awareness of the role of culture and religion in the therapeutic process.

David co–created the Journey into Manhood and Journey Beyond experiential weekends and has led many of these weekends. He co-founded and served on the board of directors of People Can Change for nearly a decade. He co-wrote the Evergreen Workbook for Men, and recently published Becoming A Whole Man: Principles and Archetypes.

David grew up in Sandy, Utah and spent most of his life in the Salt Lake Valley. Yet his experiences living in Southern California and New Jersey greatly impacted his view of the world and the people in it. He and his wife, Peggy, are the parents of three adult children.