Matt Missar

Master’s Level Practicum

About Matt


Matt Missar is an Interning Therapist with The Better Institute. He is currently pursuing his Master of Social Work degree at the University of Pittsburgh with a focus in Direct Practice and certificate in Mental Health. Matt is also currently fulfilling the requirements for his International Gaming Disorder Certificate (IGDC).

Matt values working with individuals of all ages and specializes in working with younger individuals regarding stress, anxiety, and problematic gaming. Matt has a unique ability to genuinely engage and connect with each client. Matt brings an extraordinary research background to The Better Institute in which he has conducted in-depth research examining the vulnerability and resilience among children at-risk for maladaptive psychosocial outcomes.

As a former athlete and coach, Matt also has a strong foundation of working with young athletes and gamers seeking to improve their performance.

Matt also works closely with the Back in the Game program. As a former athlete and basketball coach, Matt understands the impact that mental health can have on athletic performance and vice versa. Through Back in the Game, Matt has worked with athletes and teams to help them reach their sports performance goals. Matt utilizes the six core mental skills of Back in the Game to help athletes develop mental strength and improve their athletic performance.

He is currently scheduling appointments with teens and young adults.


Powered Up Parent

Video Game Awareness, Knowledge, & Confidence for Parents of Teens and Tweens

Powered Up Player

Helping teens and tweens find balance with video games

Back in the Game

Sports Performance Programs for Individuals and Teams


“Matt’s relatable nature makes him a great addition to the team at The Better Insitute. He has the ability to connect with adolescents in an engaging and comfortable way.”

– Rob Bumbaco, COO at The Better Institute

Contact Matt

Currently, Matt is scheduling appointments with teens and young adults focusing on

  • Sports Performance

  • Healthy Gaming

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Related Mental Health Concerns

Contact The Better Institute for more information