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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).
- Stress, Anxiety
- 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
LMHC #MH15482 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Matthew's great, best counselor I've ever had.
Matthew is very helpful and great at his job. Would recommend to anyone!
Matthew Mateika is caring and supportive. He provides insight and guidance to help me get perspective and hope.
He is the best counselor anyone could have!
I have been with Matthew for around five or six months now. He is incredibly thorough and very helpful. He listens to me and helps me get a new perspective on things. I trust him completely and am so glad he is my counselor. I feel like I'm very fortunate. Matthew being my counselor has made such a huge positive difference in my life. I thoroughly believe he is an excellent therapist.
Matthew is kind and caring and takes the time to respond thoughtfully to your messages, whatever they may be. He’s always supporting and has been a great help.
He’s very considerate and understanding.
Excellent balance of listening and advice. Responsive, available, and flexible. Makes a valuable connection each time.
I enjoy talking with Matt. He is knowledgeable and very supportive. He points out the exact areas on where to work and how to do it. He is very supportive and keeps me grounded. I made a lot of progress after few sessions with him. He is great!
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.
He is very knowledgeable and the therapy has been very important to my recovery
Matthew is a great listener and is very capable of grasping the point of any topic.
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.
Matthew has been nothing but helpful. He's always supportive and helps guide me in the right course.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He is very helpful and professional. He is also quick in responding. I do recommend him.
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.
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.
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!
A great counselor and down to earth guy. Very nice and friendly and always attentive to my thoughts and concerns.
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.
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.