Dr. Roxanna Duntley-Matos

LMSW

About Me

Welcome to betterhelp! I am a community engaged cultural anthropologist, micro (clinical) and macro (community organizing) licensed social worker in Michigan with over 20 years of experience as a therapist. I collaborate with English and Spanish-speaking therapeutic colleagues who have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, trauma, grief, and cultural adaptation. I am a former MI Governor appointed Board member of the Children's Trust Fund for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, former President of Organization of Latino Social Workers-MI and I am currently co-developing a culturally-focused trauma-informed/Empowerment program with the public schools.

My counseling style is warm and engaging. I use a cultural humility, empowerment, and transformative complicity approach that involves respect, sensitivity, and compassion toward the self and others. I am informed by the latest cutting edge research on neuroplasticity, neurodiversity, cultural inclusion, and equity. Consistent journaling (daily to several times a week) is a central part of our communication in the work we will be doing together. It is informed by neuroscience. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels and I respect an intersectional identity and standpoint theory perspective. My approach combines positive psychological, critical feminist, social justice, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psycho-dynamic, and rational-emotive counseling. I look forward to collaborating together to reach your emotional and spiritual goals. I am honored to walk with you on your journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

MI LMSW 6801078742


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Roxanna Duntley-Matos. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by O.L. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Roxanna for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning grief, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I feel lucky to have found a therapist in an online platform like Dr. Matos.
Not only because of her expertise and impressive credentials, but because she is excited and willing to share with her therapeutic colleagues (this is how she defines her patients) all of her knowledge. I believe she genuinely cares for her colleagues and wants to be an agent of healing.

She has helped me find tools to heal instead of just blurting out my emotions with no change or growth.
I love the positive energy she brings to our calls, her humor, her passion for her work and her gentle and caring approach.
I enjoy our calls so much! during our time together I have felt moments of breakthrough, I have left sessions feeling much calmer and confident. She has empowered me to manage my emotions and think positively about how to move past negativity towards healing.
She has been patient when I might have resisted learning about the therapeutic tools and following structures to help me break down my challenges. I think her persistence has proven successful.
I love that we share more than one common language and I can relate to her with our similar ethnic backgrounds.
Although my goal is to get to a point in which I don't need therapy as much to manage, I hope Dr. Matos can continue to be a point of reference and a presence in my life.

Written by M.A. on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

I have been in two sessions with Dr Duntley-Matos and she has been of a great help

Written by C.L. on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

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Written by F.E. on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

I'm happy to work with Dr.Matos. The experience so far was very good, she is very attentive and provides a very good feedback to my journal input.

Written by E.L. on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is very experienced in her field. I feel empowered and better after our therapy. she definitely helps me and knows how to deal with and interpretative my answers. She is full of solution and tools to help you with

Written by C.J. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Roxanna for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

The more l work with Dr. Duntley l feel that l have the best therapist in the world in my corner. I like that she can tell if l followed the instructions she advise. There is not much, you can get away with and she recommends just was l personally needs in my healing process.

Written by Y.A. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I love her approach so much. Even after one session I felt a good connection, as if she understood me on a deeper level. She gives a lot of homework, which I normally don't like, but with her it gives a lot of insight and broadens your perspective.

Written by L.O. on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Dr Duntley-Matos is deeply respectful of me and my concerns. At the same time she challenges me to find positive and creative long-term solutions.

Written by T.A. on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Roxanna for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Matos is the reason why I strongly support and advocate therapy for everyone. She's been an amazing support and a coach. A great listener and even better solution giver. Her action oriented approach has majorly helped me correct my line of thinking by encouraging me to make small amends to my lifestyle, routine. Her confident and joyful voice gives you this soothing comfort that all your problem will soon rest in peace, that life is beautiful and that our problems are easily manageable. I love that she shows such immense trust, respect and confidence in me even though I fall back at times. Cannot recommend her enough.

Written by F.R. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Duntley-Matos is helping my issues because I know I'm a work in progress. I'd recommend her to anyone who'se seeking mental help.

Written by G.I. on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

I've worked with Dr Matos both in relation counseling and in one-on-one. She's a great therapist, wise and compassionate, to work with !

Written by K.A. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and adhd

Dr.Duntley teaches me to analyze my life experience by using certain methodology/ philosophy and motivates me to pursue my interests and dreams. It is helpful for me to view my past in a new perspective and pushes me to step out my comfort (laziness) zone . As a Christian Counselor, she gives me biblical guidance which assures me to walk on the right path as well.

Written by T.H. on Oct 23, 2021 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Duntley-Matos has helped me greatly to break out of the cycle of isolation and avoidance behaviours that I had been experiencing alongside my studies during the pandemic. She is always quick to answer my messages and our sessions have enabled me to confront my problems and work towards managing my issues. I would definitely recommend her!

Written by D.O. on Sep 26, 2021 after therapy with Roxanna for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning lgbt, and trauma and abuse

Dr Duntley-Matos' approach of Transformative Complicity and her Healthy Boundaries Process Statement have been life changing. They have challenged and encouraged me to connect on a deep level with those I engage with. It's not just about solving whatever psychological or social distress I have, it's about creating and fostering a space where everyone is invited to participate, grow, and be their most vibrant selves.

Written by A.N. on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem

Dr Duntley-Matos has been incredibly helpful and insightful regarding my needs and problems. She's brought new perspectives and given me tools I desperately needed but wasn't aware they were available to me. She's very well educated and know's her stuff - I'd highly recommend her.

Written by E.M. on Aug 15, 2021 after therapy with Roxanna for 6 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr Duntley-Matos is a therapeutic magician. She has worked with me and with other members of my family to heal long-standing and deeply rooted traumas. Her approach is empowering, positive, and she is deeply insightful. She is extremely attentive, and responds to my messages almost daily.

Written by R.X. on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I felt listened when we talked and she gives many directions to the therapeutic goals she wants me to reach. Very action directed and very active to work everyday

Written by C.A. on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Roxanna for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr Matos is amazing. We’ve been working together for over a year. She’s extremely patient and is very honest with me. She shares her teachings with me to build up skills I need to move forward. She has become my greatest confidant and I would recommend her to anybody!

Written by G.I. on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks

So far this is a very good platform. I am learning a lot and enjoy the journaling

Written by M.O. on Mar 28, 2021 after therapy with Roxanna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and parenting issues

When I started counselling with Dr Duntley-Matos, I was rather skeptical of the whole process, but she's done an amazing job of not just helping me process and work through various thing, but also making me aware of the sructure of practice that this sits within, and the broader journey that this work is part of. I'd definitely recommend her to a friend.

Written by T.I. on Mar 19, 2021 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Mathos has helped me tremendously! She has taught me many methods to reduce my stress and anxiety. I see growth within myself in just two weeks from tweaking minor habits. I am grateful for Dr. Matos and definitely recommend her!

Written by J.A. on Jan 02, 2021 after therapy with Roxanna for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I don't know how I would have survived Covid without Dr. Duntley-Matos.

Not only is she a great listener, she gives me specific actionable steps at the end of each meeting. She helps me to find ways to work through the mental blocks I am having holding me back from my own happiness. She has helped me communicate better with my family, friends and even my boss.

I have had many therapists before but none have gone as deep with me on actual actions I could take and mindset shifts I could make to change my negative thoughts.

Written by C.H. on Jan 01, 2021 after therapy with Roxanna for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Duntley- Matos is one of the most helpful healthcare professionals I have ever had. Her expertise and skills are more than I could’ve ever hoped for. I feel listened to, understood, and respected. She explains concepts and provides skills and tools that have been extraordinarily helpful. I am very grateful that she is in my life. She has gotten me through one of the most difficult years I can remember.

Written by R.Y. on Dec 20, 2020 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Still early in the process but I although the experience is different than what I wanted I think it is what I need. I think her process and suggestions have been helpful and perhaps the first time I have been convinced that some of the things in the past have really impacted my healing now.

Written by K.A. on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Sessions with Dr. Duntley-Matos was exactly what I didn't know I needed. Only a few sessions in and I've already learned so many techniques that I try to apply to my daily life, and new and positive ways of looking at myself.
I never thought counseling would be for me again, but Dr. Duntley-Matos provides a welcoming and safe environment that immediately gives you a sense of safety and understanding. Plus, I don't think I've ever had someone listen and understand me as well as she has which makes scheduling more sessions something to look forward to.

Written by B.R. on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Dr. Duntley-Mantos is fantastic. She has a welcoming presence even just through her voice. She is wonderful and she made me feel so good about therapy.

Written by I.N. on Nov 30, 2020 after therapy with Roxanna for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and sleeping disorders

Dr.Matos made me at ease at my very first session and she is very compassionate and experienced therapist

Written by L.I. on Nov 28, 2020 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I've never been this excited or hopeful about therapy before.

Written by E.L. on Oct 25, 2020 after therapy with Roxanna for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Helpful and actionable insights into issues and relationships with others.

Written by M.E. on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with Roxanna for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

She's just the best.

Written by J.A. on Aug 05, 2020 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve only had two sessions with Dr. Duntley-Matos so far but I’ve felt great, she knew what I needed it even without me saying much. She makes you feel comfortable and safe

Written by A.S. on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Great!

Written by L.A. on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I haven't been using betterhelp for very long but so far Dr Matos has given great advice, been very supportive and replies every day.

Written by H.O. on Jul 02, 2020 after therapy with Roxanna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I am really thankful thank in decided to look to therapy that I was matched with Dr. Duntley-Matos. She really takes the time to listen, understand and communicate with me. She has helped me look at many things in different ways and also helped me look at myself in ways I’ve never been able to. Her knowledge and expertise is vast and brings many different experiences to the table in regards to helping people that are seeking therapy. My only regret is that I did not reach out to this form of therapy sooner.

Written by A.N. on Jun 13, 2020 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

This was my first therapy experience & i had never thought it to go the way it went.
All thanks to Dr. Matos! She's amazing and made me more courageous & helped me focus on different aspects of life and living life. She was my first and best so far therapist!
Loads of love to her! I wish i had such pretty souls like her around me all the time :)

Written by B.E. on Jun 07, 2020 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have found Dr. Duntley-Matos to be very encouraging and helpful towards me. I find our daily communications beneficial, because it helps to keep me on the right track towards better mental health. I appreciate how she listens to my experiences and encourages me to pursue my interests.

Written by M.A. on May 13, 2020 after therapy with Roxanna for 1 month

Dr. Duntley-Matos was the first person that understood my issues. She is really professional, compassionate and very available to chat outside of the weekly sessions. She's the most involved counselor I've encountered.

Written by K.A. on Apr 27, 2020 after therapy with Roxanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Duntley-Matos is a brilliant therapist. She's extremely well prepared, she has a compassionate heart and a sharp mind. I have only had a few sessions with her and I already feel the difference in my life. I only wish I have had therapy before.

I was skeptical at first with online counseling, but Dr Duntley-Matos made me feel as if we're meeting in person. She's a great listener, and always on the point with her interventions. She is very flexible, making me feel comfortable enough to ask for the rationale of some of her interventions, and willing to immediately change something when I said I wasn't sure if it was for me.
I have struggled to stay with therapists in the past because I always felt that their interventions were shallow. This didn't happen with her. If you are looking for a particular intelligent therapist, Dr Duntley-Matos is the one you're looking for. As if that wasn't enough, she's funny and makes the whole session light and enjoyable.

I wholeheartedly recommend her.

Written by S.O. on Apr 23, 2020 after therapy with Roxanna for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Matos is very knowledgeable, proactive and empathetic. She is good at listening between the lines and helping you identify negative thoughts patterns. She is clearly an expert in her field.

Work with me!