Matthew Malouf, Ph.D.

I am a counseling psychologist who provides individual and couples therapy in Baltimore.  I also offer training, supervision and consultation to individual providers and organizations throughout the United States. I have a background in the treatment of anxiety, depression and other common mental health concerns, and specialize in working with issues related to sexuality, gender identity and differences of sex development.  I am proud to have published journal articles and book chapters spanning multiple disciplines as I believe that advocating across broader systems of care is critical in meeting the needs of LGBTQI people.  Since 2012, I have been a member of SAMHSA’s National Workgroup to Address the Needs of Children and Youth Who Are LGBTQI2-S and Their Families.  I am also a medical advisor for the Interract (formarely AIS-DSD) support group and serves on the WPATH’s Standards of Care Revision Committee.

Approach to Therapy

No matter what your presenting concern, when I work with clients I start with a humanistic approach supported by research findings. This means we explore not only emotional health but also how you think about things, your physical health, personal goals, social and family life, academic/career progress, as well as other aspects of identity and culture (e.g. religious background, race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, etc.).  I have a research and advocacy background and integrate empirically-validated methods and community resources into our sessions to help support our work and further your goals.  As we continue to get to know one another and work on your goals, I will tailor strategies and interventions to customize your treatment.

Approach to Gender Affirming Evaluations

As part of providing an LGBTQI2-S affirming practice, I provide evaluations to support gender affirming surgeries.  Click here to learn more about my approach.


  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology (APA Accredited), Lehigh University
  • M.Ed. Counseling and Human Services, Lehigh University
  • B.A. Psychological and Brain Sciences, Johns Hopkins University


  • Post-doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology (APA Accredited), Hartford Hospital
  • Doctoral Internship, Georgia State University

Curriculum Vitae