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
  • Family
  • Parenting

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

Years of Experience: 35

Licensing

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


Reviews

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.