PhD, CRC, CLCP, LCPC, CADC
President & Rehabilitation Consultant
Dr. Matthew Sprong earned his Doctorate and Master in Science degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling from Southern Illinois University in 2014 and 2011 respectively, where he was trained to assist people with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment, as well as assessing an individual’s functional needs so that they can live in the least restrictive environment possible. Dr. Sprong has over 10 years experience assisting people with disabilities in obtaining employment, locating accessible housing, developing life-skills, assessing future costs associated with functional needs, and evaluating labor market information. He has provided expert testimony in over 2000 administrative law hearings, has testified in short-term/long-term disability hearings, and has provided expert testimony in life-care planning and worker’s compensation-related cases. He has conducted comprehensive vocational evaluations, and provided job placement services to several people with disabilities.
In addition to his experience working in both the public and private, Dr. Sprong is currently employed at Department of Veteran Affairs as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. He maintains an active caseload of veterans with severe disabilities and assists in locating suitable employment, and providing other job placement services. He has also served in several leadership capacities for professional organizations within the field of Rehabilitation Counseling, such as President of the International Chapter of Rehabilitation Professionals, Vice Chair of the Forensic Section within the same organization, and President of the Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association. He has published over 25 articles relevant to the field of rehabilitation counseling, and has engaged in well over 50 presentations related to improving services for people with disabilities.