Amy Matthews

(LMHC)

About Me

I have been doing counseling for over 35 years. When I lived in Pennsylvania, I worked as a school counselor in a high school for 25 years and also maintained a private practice. Since moving to Florida, I work in a private practice in which I specialize in both adolescents and adults. I also work with families and couples. I worked at Better Help before and formed many successful relationships with clients. I consider myself to be an eclectic counselor who is genuine, supportive, and empathetic. I have been in therapy many times and definitely understand how helpful it can be to have someone who is in your corner, advocating and believing solely in you. I consider myself liberal and non-judgmental and I would be surprised if there was something you could tell me that I have not heard before, I also have a strong sense of humor and know that humor has saved me many times from my own issues. I received my Master's degree in 1980 in Marriage, family, and Child Counseling, but I consider that my life experience just as important in having added to my counseling skills. Many counselors can learn from books, but I incorporate all I have learned in my own life experience into the work I do with clients. Let's talk.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LMHC #MH 12701 (Expires: 2019-03-31)


Reviews

Written by N.A. on Aug 08, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, eating, and career

Amy Matthews is an amazing person. If I hadn't taken the steps to get BetterHelp and have Amy by my side, I don't know where I would be. Life is tricky, but things and people are put in your life for a reason, and I'm so thankful that I found BetterHelp and Amy is my counselor.

Written by E.R. on Aug 07, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

Amy Matthews is a great counselor. She's been very helpful in the time I've had her as my therapist, and she's very persistent about staying in touch with her clients. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written by R.O. on Aug 01, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, sleeping, and parenting

I am very happy with Amy as my counselor. She listens to my problems and helps me with ways to work them out. There have been times I was very depressed and needed to talk, and she responded very quickly. She has helped me pick myself up and better myself. I am very grateful to her and all her wisdom she has shared.

Written by N.E. on Jul 05, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship

I think she is great

Written by V.I. on Jun 29, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

She's amazing, loving, kind, and full of so much wisdom. I'm just lucky enough to benefit from it.

Written by S.A. on Jun 18, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and parenting

Amy has been there every step of the way. I was in a very bad relationship and she helped me navigate through it. I don’t know where I would be without her help.

Written by V.A. on Jun 16, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping

I didn’t know how to start to make a difference in my life and tried BetterHelp; Amy Mathews has been very helpful on this difficult episode in my life very supportive, as well as the site group webinars.

Written by D.U. on Jun 15, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, and self esteem

Amy is very understanding and a great listener and is able to communicate clearly. She is extremely helpful with any issues I have.

Written by M.E. on May 24, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, and self esteem

Amy has been there for me every step of the way through a journey of a bad relationship. I honestly do not know what I would have done had I not found BetterHelp.

Written by K.E. on May 22, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and anger

In a very short time, Amy Matthews helped me and gave me some tools to work in my anxiety. I'm very pleased I chose her as counselor.

Written by J.E. on May 05, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

Amy is by far the most knowledgeable therapist I’ve ever had. She is very empathetic which is amazing because I feel like she understands my perspective. She also does an amazing job implementing new exercises & verbiage to use to be more efficient in life. I definitely would recommend her to anyone.

Written by C.O. on May 02, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

My counselor works with me and helps me see things a bit differently. I really love her - first time ever having a counselor, but she’s amazing.

Written by B.A. on Apr 27, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

She is wonderful, so kind and so thoughtful. Thank you Better Help. I feel lucky to know Amy Matthews - please tell her this from me.

Written by S.A. on Apr 22, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 1 week on issues concerning lgbt, relationship, and intimacy-related

Amy was a true gem! She helped me realize many things about myself and what I know now to be a family history and a genetic component to what I have going on. My mindful and soul searching journey back to myself and my husband could not have happened without her. Do yourself a favor and talk and listen to her. Thank you again so very much!! I’ll never be able to repay you for what you have given me.

Written by P.A. on Apr 14, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, and sleeping

Amy is helping me work through a bunch of trauma that I have been through in the past few years that I have tried to deal with myself. And I am finding out I can't do this alone! I am so glad I found BetterHelp and they matched me with her!

Written by P.H. on Mar 24, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, and anger

She is very kind and understands I also have trouble with my special needs.

Written by A.N. on Mar 14, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

Amy helped me immensely with managing my anxiety and anxious thought patterns. She helped me learn coping mechanisms and put a lot of things into a manageable perspective. After a few weeks of her kind, courteous, and prompt replies, I'm feeling better than I have in months. Thank you, Amy!

Written by T.A. on Feb 23, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

I have not been with Amy very long but in the short time she has helped me tremendously. She responds quickly and is truly amazing at what she does.

Written by J.O. on Feb 14, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, self esteem, and bipolar

It's been really nice to have someone listen when it's so difficult to let my feelings out. I like the way Amy is guiding me and feel I've made progress in such a short time and can't wait for the adventure to continue. I always look forward to her messages -- knowing they will lift me up.

Written by S.A. on Feb 13, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and grief

Amy has been available and accessible to me during a busy, confusing time in my life. She’s a great listener, checks in on me regularly, and makes time to spend working with me on the things I need to talk about.