Matthew Mateika

(MA, LMHC)

About Me

Welcome to BetterHelp, and thank you for viewing my profile to see if I may be a good fit for you!

Over my years of experience working as a mental health counselor, I have found that flexibility is the key to a good counseling experience. I will spend time to get to know you and establish a working relationship that will allow me to tailor your experience to what will work to help you reach your short and long term counseling goals. Just as we all deal with stress and turbulent situations differently, your counseling experience will be like no one else’s, and our conversations will move at your preferred pace to ensure you are comfortable and making progress towards a happier you. I truly enjoy helping others and take pride in developing a therapeutic partnership with my clients to work towards positive change.

My experience includes working in a university counseling department as well as serving as the lead clinician in a residential substance abuse program. Through these roles, I have worked with a diverse demographic of people and addressed a variety of counseling issues such as, but not limited to, substance abuse and addiction, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Whether you are seeking counseling for your relationship or are suffering from anxiety, depression, or addiction, we will work through it together.

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida and hold a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am also a Certified Master’s Level Addiction Professional (MCAP).


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH15482 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Jun 25, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Matt has been very helpful. He provides an open and fluid dialogue that has felt more conversational than the traditional therapy I've had in the past. He offers useful tips and tricks to get me out of my head and into the present which is now part of my daily routine.

Written by P.A. on Jun 19, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He is very knowledgeable and the therapy has been very important to my recovery

Written by B.R. on Jun 07, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 2 weeks

Matthew is a great listener and is very capable of grasping the point of any topic.

Written by S.T. on Jun 03, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

Matthew has been very open-minded and understanding. It is nice to speak to someone objectively about my personal challenges in growth without bias. We are working to produce a better version of me.

Written by T.I. on May 29, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Matthew has been nothing but helpful. He's always supportive and helps guide me in the right course.

Written by R.A. on May 28, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Matt is very honest and clearly has my best interest in mind when offering advice and guidance. He is personable and knowledgeable about the problems that I was having, and I feel fully equipped to handle my concerns better in the future.

Written by S.T. on May 25, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

Matt is great - he listens, remembers our conversations from one meeting to the next, is always professional and supportive. He listens to my issues, considers them in a supportive manner and then works through solutions with me. Very helpful.

Written by L.A. on May 02, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Matthew has been great. I didn’t really know what to expect going in, but was happy he could help provide insight into reasons why I may be feeling a way about something and how to move forward. Thank you, Matthew!

Written by P.A. on Apr 23, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and grief

Matthew is a wonderful listener. He’s very empathetic and validating. It’s easy to talk with him and he’s offered a lot of great advice to help me overcome my struggles.

Written by A.N. on Apr 09, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Matthew is very kind and caring, provides objective view and gives supportive advice and encouragement.

Written by N.A. on Apr 08, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

I feel like I got the luck of the draw with Matthew Mateika. We instantly connected. I wasn’t intimidated or afraid to speak my truth. He is a great listener. I want to please him and follow through on all of his suggestions. I have had more energy and a better outlook after only one face-to-face video. We have another planned in a few weeks. I am also keeping a daily journal through BetterHelp which has been a huge asset for me. When I finally shared my entries, Matthew responded to me in a few hours.
I would recommend Matthew to anyone seeking professional counseling.

Written by R.O. on Apr 02, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I am really enjoying my experience with BetterHelp. Despite feeling the need to speak to a counselor, I have been putting off going to traditional therapy due to the cost and scheduling demands. I have found that having the ability to participate in messaging with my counselor, Matthew works well for my schedule. Matthew responds to my messages every weekday and once during the weekends on a consistent basis. He addresses every concern and is honest and straightforward in his advice. He is very relatable and experienced. I would recommend this service, and Matthew to any friend or colleague looking for counseling.

Written by C.A. on Mar 25, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Mr. Mateika is extremely helpful, considerate, and honest. He has been so incredibly helpful and uplifting to me these last few weeks and has brought me out of a really dark place. I can't say enough good things about him. I truly appreciate all of his help. I thoroughly recommend him!

Written by J.A. on Mar 08, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 4 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

I was so worried after I signed up for this that not only would I not receive help, but that this whole thing was simply too good to be true. Matthew Mateika changed that from the beginning. He has been helpful and insightful. I don't fear that I am getting therapy that is Less Than an office visit. I am relieved and grateful, and I will be a longtime BetterHelp supporter because of Matthew Mateika.

Written by C.O. on Mar 01, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Matthew is very professional and makes me feel comfortable talking to him about even uncomfortable situations. His advice has been very helpful. I was very unsure about better help and who they would pair me with but things are working out and I'm very grateful for my counselor. I hadn't thought I would want to continue this for very long but I may stick with it, I feel the positive impact on my mental health has not only helped me but this has helped me in all aspects of my life.

Written by A.N. on Feb 11, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I’ve only been using BetterHelp for a couple weeks now, and I would say that Matthew Mateika has been very helpful overall. He has a natural way of communicating. He’s very knowledgeable and patient.

Written by T.A. on Feb 06, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

He is very helpful and professional. He is also quick in responding. I do recommend him.

Written by S.A. on Jan 22, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Matt listens and gives advice when needed. Sometimes you just need to rant and vent other times you need to hear something from someone and he has the ability to know when he needs to say something and when he doesn’t.

Written by N.I. on Jan 17, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

I've only been working with Matt for a short while but I feel he definitely understands me and offers his own personal anecdotes so we actually make a connection. Therapy is about establishing trust and being frank and brutally honest with the person. I have been in therapy for over 15 years and this is the first time I feel I have been completely honest about myself.

Written by J.U. on Jan 12, 2019 after counseling with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Matthew has been a huge blessing in my life! Not only is he well equipped to handle the struggles I have presented him with, he is an avid listener, thoughtful responder and always has some hidden jewel of a lesson in his remarks and feedback. I am SO grateful to have discovered him and BetterHelp.com!

Written by R.A. on Dec 31, 2018 after counseling with Matthew for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

A great counselor and down to earth guy. Very nice and friendly and always attentive to my thoughts and concerns.

Written by K.A. on Dec 29, 2018 after counseling with Matthew for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I was super nervous about starting online counseling. But Matthew is relatable and super easy to talk to. He’s good at balancing lighthearted conversations and discussing difficult topics.

Written by T.O. on Nov 09, 2018 after counseling with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Matt is a wonderful counselor. He is active in my day to day life as well as struggles. He makes sure to provide me with information he finds helpful for my situations. Most of all Matt makes me feel heard and understood. As well as cared for. Couldn’t ask for more.