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Matthew McLaughlin

About Me


I'm a former youth counselor who recently graduated from Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) as a second-generation student with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in General Psychology. I'm passionate and always strived for work that allows me to help and guide others! I'm aiming at positions that apply this passion with my cultivated interpersonal skills in bigger and better challenges. I'm open to a variety of roles. Education, Customer Service, and Coaching/Counseling roles are what I'm most qualified for. I'm open to any opportunities in any industry and company! Go Mets!

Ideal Workplace Values

I enjoy quiet work environments that allow me to do the work I'm entrusted to do without micromanagement. I believe workplaces that effectively communicate with each other create positive and happy workplaces. I believe communication in the workplace is the key to company and business success. A positive team and work culture is essential to the quality and efficient work achieved by individuals and entire companies/businesses. Positive work culture creates happy and mentally healthy employees who want to work and try their hardest to contribute wherever they work. If your employees aren't mentally healthy with workplace anxiety and fear, how can your customers and clients get the most efficient quality of work and help they need? That's how I like to think about it. Positive work cultures are essential to the success of everyone and everything involved in any company or industry.


New Britain, Connecticut, US

Open to Relocation

Open To

Full Time Job

Work Settings


Career Interests

ResearchEducation & Instruction

Skills & Strengths

Neuroexceptional Talents

My neurodivergence allows me to be very analytical and pay close attention to detail quickly and effectively. It allows me to process and absorb large amounts of information at once. My experience working with neurodivergence has allowed me to realize my skills in critical thinking and problem-solving, as my condition allows me to process and absorb more information and thoughts faster than some would consider a more "normal" person. My neurodivergence has proven helpful in my former youth counselor role, as I could identify problems to create unique and effective solutions for people faster when I offered my services as a counselor, coach, mentor, or overall people person. My condition has allowed me to be more compassionate and empathetic to others' struggles, as I shared some struggles with those I offered support in my former role as a youth counselor. My condition makes me a very innovative person, as it allows me to dig deep into my imagination and thoughts to think outside the box, which is why I feel blessed to be a neurodivergent person. Neurodivergence has allowed me to have excellent math, science, calculation, and overall information processing/learning/memorization skills, most of which came naturally as a younger child. It has given me skills to be a great reader, writer, and computer literate too. I view neurodivergence as a gift and a curse, as it has advantages and clear personal life disadvantages. But for me, I feel proud and blessed to be neurodivergent. It's allowed me to feel unique mentally and intelligently, and that's something I will always feel proud of myself for.

Creative ThinkerDeep EmpathizerDetail-oriented ThinkerFact Retainer

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Inclusion Essentials


Written interview instructionsdaily check-insCommunication PlanChunking Large Amounts of Contentextra time off for appointments

Sensory Sensitivities

Working with food
Loud noises

Certifications & Training

therapeutic crisis intervention

Connecticut Junior Republic
Issued 2021 | No Expiration Date

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Connecticut Junior Republic
Issued 2021 | No Expiration Date


Connecticut Junior Republic
Issued 2021 | No Expiration Date

CPR First Aid

Connecticut Junior Republic
Issued 2021 | Expires 2023