Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

Undergraduate Departments

  • Counseling Psychology

Graduate Departments

  • Counseling Psychology (M.A.)


  • Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies, University of Connecticut
    Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE-accredited)
    Dissertation: Personal Agency of the Therapist: A Multidimensional Construction of the Selves of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • M.S. in Human Development & Family Studies, University of Rhode Island
    Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE-accredited)
  • B.S. in Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
    Minor in Multimedia Production


Matthew Mutchler is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and holds Master's and Doctoral degrees in Human Development and Family Studies with specializations in Couple and Family Therapy. While working on his Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Mutchler discovered a passion for teaching. He taught undergraduate courses on family dynamics, and after completing his degree, taught clinical courses in the University's Marriage and Family Therapy Program. After leaving Connecticut, he spent several years teaching undergraduate Human Development and Family Studies courses at Penn State University's Scranton campus.

He is excited to bring his passion for teaching and clinical practice to the counseling psychology programs at Delaware Valley University. In his teaching, Dr. Mutchler strives to relate course material to students' past experiences, current lives, and future goals. He emphasizes vibrant class discussions and experiential learning. His research focuses on counselor development and self-efficacy, ethical dilemmas, and developing methods to work conjointly with divorced or separated parents. Dr. Mutchler has presented his work at many national and international conferences, including the American Psychological Association, the International Society of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection, and the National Council on Family Relations.

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Additional Information


t: 215.489.4188
e: Matthew.Mutchler@delval.edu

Office Hours

Lasker 303
Varies by semester – email to make an appointment