Matt Boone is a social worker, psychotherapist, writer, and public speaker who specializes in translating mental health concepts for the general public. As the Clinical Director of Coaching at Lyra Health, he oversees the clinical practice of Lyra’s mental health coaching program and offers workshops and webinars on mental health topics to workers in the tech industry. Lyra partners with eBay, Lyft, Uber, Servicenow and others to provide evidence-based care to their employees.
He is the editor of the book, Mindfulness and Acceptance in Social Work and a recipient of the the Boston University School of Social Work Alumni Association award for outstanding contributions to the field of social work.
At Cornell University, he oversaw the development of Let's Talk, an outreach program that has since been replicated at over 50 other colleges and universities.
Matt practices and trains other professionals in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), an evidence-based intervention for a broad spectrum of health and mental health problems. He is an Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) peer-reviewed ACT trainer and a former consultant for the VA ACT for Depression training rollout. He regularly gives ACT workshops around the country. He taught ACT at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Social Work for five years and has published a variety of articles and book chapters on ACT topics.
Prior to Lyra Health, he worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where he served as the Acting Chief of Ambulatory Mental Health in Little Rock, overseeing a large portion of the mental health outpatient services in Arkansas. He cofounded the VA’s first multidisciplinary eating disorders team and helped establish one of its earliest clinics for transgender veterans. He also served on the dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) team.