My name is Jamie Matthews and I have been working as a counselor since 2007, and really enjoy helping people to make the changes that they want in their life. I believe that counseling is about change, and have always believed that people can change any behavior that they feel is not working for them 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 with those who had difficulty managing 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 to assist individuals making significant changes in their life. This was a rewarding experience because I watched as people would go from isolating themselves completely to overcoming everything to live the life that they wanted. In 2015-2018 I have worked as an Outpatient Therapist where I have worked with children, adults, and families to make the changes that they have been wanting to make, and assist with dealing with new changes that their families had been experiencing.
Currently I still believe in using cognitive behavioral therapy to assist people in staying present focused and learning new ways to think about situations. 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 believe 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.
I am only working part time hours, and I am only available Monday-Friday 6 pm-11 pm and Saturday-Sunday 9 am-11 pm. Please if you are wanting more availability choose a different therapist.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties
LPCC #E.16000006 (Expires: 2020-02-29)
LMHC #MH 13224 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
Jamie is amazing. She's completely understanding, very calm and knows exactly how to calm me down when I'm having anxiety issues. I've been in therapy/counseling for a very long time and Jamie is the only person I've worked with that's actually willing to help me, that wants to help me. I'd recommend her to anyone.
Jamie is one of the best counselors I have ever had! I have been going through a loss in the family of someone very special and she has been the best support system. I can say without a doubt she cares and allows you to be yourself honest gives you great copping skills.
She is probably one of the best counselors I’ve ever had. She is so understanding and kind. I’m thankful I can always reach out even in my darkest times.
Jamie understands my concerns when it comes to therapy and offers a nonjudgmental approach to it. We’re very compatible as therapist and patient!
Jamie has helped me quite a bit with the stresses of being a career changer. Jamie worked with me to show me techniques to help with stress management. She also recommended some tests to complete to ensure I was where I needed to be for my career. She is a great counselor and will continue using the service in order to keep Jamie as my counselor.