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. I specialize in helping people put their pasts behind them and move forward. I believe positive growth and changes are possible at any age and any stage of life. I invite you to learn more about how I can help!
About the Therapist....
Lauren A. Matos, MA
Lauren Matos 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 is a patient/family volunteer for Lifepath Hospice. As a volunteer, she provides free in-home respite care, companionship and counseling to patients and families receiving end-of-life care.
Ms. Matos is currently registered with the State of Florida as a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. She 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 Association for Specialists in Group Work, the International Association for Addictions and Offender Counselors and the Suncoast Mental Health Counselor Association. She is also available for public speaking engagements on the benefits of EMDR therapy and has paired up with husband, Sergio Matos, a long-time expert in the mortgage industry, for a talk concerning how your personality affects your personal finances.
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