Clayton Mathewson, Ph.D., focuses on consulting, teaching and writing. Clayton Mathewson offers compassionate and thorough consideration when helping clients achieve a deep sense of meaning and purpose in themselves and in their relationships. In order to help his clients achieve optimal outcomes from consultations, Clayton Mathewson continually stays up-to-date on the latest research studies in the fields of growth and change in individuals and relationships. He has also led a men’s groups in Portland for 17 years that focused on recovery and relationship skills. Educated at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California,  Mathewson holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Mythology and Depth Psychology. His academic history includes earning an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Idaho and a Master of Science in College Instruction and Counseling Psychology from Eastern Washington University. Clayton Mathewson has been an early leader in the field of masculine archetypal psychology. Over the course of his career, he has studied this topic a great deal. He is the author of the book A Theoretical Study of Masculine Archetypes: Embraced and Rejected in Children’s Cinema. Outside of work, Clayton Mathewson is active in the local community. He provides charitable support to a number of organizations, including Homeless Courage for Employment in Portland, the Washington State Firefighters Association, and Goodwill Industries. Additionally, he is a member of bicycle advocacy groups in Oregon and Washington, the Clark County Running Club, and the Oregon Road Runners Club. In 2012 Mr. Mathewson completed two marathons, one ultra-marathon and qualified for the Boston Marathon.

Work History

Work History
Jan 1988 - Present


Clayton D. Mathewson



Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D)

Pacifica Graduate School


Eastern Washington University


University of Idaho