My Specialties:
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Crisis/Trauma
  • Grief/Loss
  • Relationships
  • Sexual or Physical Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
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Fees:

$50 per 50-minute session
*Sliding Scale Available
*Accepts cash, checks, debit and major credit cards
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For Appointments:

(813) 765-1250

3715 W. Horatio St
Tampa, FL 33609

forwardrecoveryfl
@gmail.com
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Certified Provider for:

Compassionate therapy designed to help you move forward.
(813) 765-1250

Have you been feeling....
  • Angry?
  • Frustrated with life?
  • Easily distracted?
  • Unable to relax?
  • Responsible for everything?
Do you have.....
  • Difficulty forgiving yourself or others?
  • Difficulty getting along with loved ones or friends?
  • Difficulty controlling your emotions?
If so, you may be thinking that seeing a therapist would be a good idea and I commend you for your efforts at doing something about how you are feeling. Sometimes a person just needs some direction and support - help moving forward when something is holding them back.  Through positive growth change is possible at any age and any stage of life.  I invite you to learn more about how I can help!
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About the Therapist....

Lauren A. Matos, MA
LMHC

Lauren Matos is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in addictions and individual mental health counseling and has several years of experience working with clients who were addicted or dependent on opioid medications, such as Oxycodone, Roxicodone, Percocet and Vicodin.  Ms. Matos is also among the trained EMDR therapists in the Tampa area.  She has successfully used EMDR to treat PTSD, depression, anxiety and other disorders commonly experienced along with addictions.  

In addition to working in the addictions field, Ms. Matos has worked as a patient/family volunteer for Lifepath Hospice.  As a volunteer, she provided free in-home respite care, companionship and counseling to patients and families receiving end-of-life care.

Ms. Matos is a graduate of Argosy University with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. She also has a Paralegal Certificate from Kaplan University as well as a Bachelors in Broadcasting from the University of Central Florida.  Ms. Matos' diverse career background gives her unique experience in helping people from all backgrounds, particularly those with involvement with the legal system.

Ms. Matos is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Mental Health Counselors Association, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the International Association for Addictions and Offender Counselors and the Suncoast Mental Health Counselor Association.  
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