My name is Jamie Matthews and I have been working as a counselor since 2007, and really enjoy helping people reach their treatment goals. I believe that counseling is about change, and believe people can change any behavior not working in their life. I started my career working in community mental health where I worked with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, and gained a great deal of experience helping individuals manage symptoms of hallucinations, delusions, severe depression symptoms, and severe anxiety symptoms. From 2007-2015 I did mainly group counseling sessions, and some individual counseling sessions using evidence based practices. From 2015-2021, I have worked as an Outpatient Therapist where I have worked with children, adults, and families in a community mental health setting.
Currently, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist people in staying present focused and learning the role thoughts, feelings, and behaviors play in the development and maintenance of family health, relationships and mental health problems. I do believe that it is important to learn to live your day-to-day life before discussing past experiences that may be holding people back. I am a strong believer in being solution focused, and learning ways to focus on current issues. When working with me I will not try to push you to share past experiences, but only work on current behaviors that are not working for you in your life. I also will not try to stop you from sharing things from your past that have been bothering you because I understand the value of having someone to hear and really listen to your needs. I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.1600006
FL LMHC MH13224
She has been the best guide and sounding board. She's served as a voice of reason to a lot of my issues. I think the direction we've been taking is going to help me truly overcome the things that were limiting my happiness and overall mental health.
Written on Jan 11, 2024 after therapy with Jamie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes
Jamie is wonderful! I have only been working with her for a short period, but she has already provided me with so many good tools. I always feel better leaving our session and have gotten so much out of our time together already!
Written on Jan 07, 2024 after therapy with Jamie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Jamie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management
Jamie has been an excellent therapist for me during my time on/off betterhelp.
Written on Nov 13, 2023 after therapy with Jamie for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Jamie has the perfect balance between being a disarmingly friendly but also helpfully direct.
Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Jamie for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Jamie is the first therapist I had with BetterHelp and I am forever grateful to her for sharing this experience with me. I’m fortunate that I got paired with a great therapist on my first attempt!
Written on Sep 07, 2023 after therapy with Jamie for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes