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The Carruth Center is open, but most of our clinicians are working remotely. We are only seeing psychological and psychiatric emergencies in person at this time. For information about counseling options available to students located in West Virginia as well as students currently outside of the state, please see our COVID-19 updates page.

Matthew C. Kellar, Psy.D.

Interim Training Director/Assistant Director


B.A. in Psychology, Marshall University

M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Marshall University

Internship: Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services

Licensure Status 

Licensed Psychologist in West Virginia


Integrative, with emphasis on cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and mindfulness-based approaches 


Individual and group counseling, supervision, anxiety management, relationship issues


I was born and raised in north-central West Virginia. I moved to Huntington in 2003 where I attended Marshall University. I completed my internship at Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services in 2012, which engendered a strong interest in working with a college population. Thereafter, I returned to the Huntington area, gaining experience in a variety of settings, including community mental health, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and private practice.

I was fortunate to begin work with West Virginia University’s Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services (CCPPS) in 2017. I have been excited to return to a college counseling center to pursue the deeply rewarding work of helping students and training new counseling and psychological professionals. 


When I’m not at the office, I enjoy heading home to Fairmont, WV to spend time with my wife,  daughter, and son. My hobbies and interests include photography, gaming, technology, and science-fiction.  

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