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Paula A Matthews
Paula A Matthews
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS

Paula A Matthews

Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS (she, her)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
1101 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Bldg. 2, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
Let's Connect (321) 339-0750
I provide guidance and support through counseling to help people of all backgrounds reach their greatest potential. Through one on one sessions, workshops, and group trainings, I work to foster a space for learning, healing, and growing authentically. These services are provided in both English and Spanish. Over the years, I have trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative therapy, Trauma Focused therapy. My mission is to establish a foundation of trust, honesty, and mutual respect in hopes of supporting individuals through their mental health journey.
I specialize in working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families who struggle with anger, anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance use, and domestic violence. While emphasizing mindfulness, I encourage the use of multiple modalities to address an individual’s unique and complex journey in mental health and overall well-being.
I bring nearly a decade of combined experience in mental health and education to provide an informed, supportive, and non-judgmental approach to every collaborative session. Popular topics include boundary-setting, creating healthy habits, living authentically, self-love, and relational healing.
Call or Paula A Matthews now for a free 15 minute consultation - (321) 339-0750

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Relax. Reset. Rejuvenate.

1101 Gulf Breeze Parkway

Bldg. 2

Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

(321) 339-0750
Telehealth, evenings, and weekends are a part of life so they are a part of my practice too for your convinence.
I specialize in Anxiety, Domestic Violence and Family Conflict 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
I am happy to offer teletherapy to the individuals I serve during these uncertain times.
Paula A Matthews
Let's Connect (321) 339-0750

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Relax. Reset. Rejuvenate.

1101 Gulf Breeze Parkway

Bldg. 2

Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

(321) 339-0750
Telehealth, evenings, and weekends are a part of life so they are a part of my practice too for your convinence.
I specialize in Anxiety, Domestic Violence and Family Conflict 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
I am happy to offer teletherapy to the individuals I serve during these uncertain times.
Paula A Matthews

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Couple Sessions $200
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Paypal, Venmo, Wire, Zelle

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Florida Blue
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
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I am currently in-network for Aetna, Cigna, Optum through Alma, and others through Headway and Helloalma. I can also provide a statement or Superbill for reimbursement. Please reach out with any questions or concerns as I am happy to work with you to keep therapy affordable.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (321) 339-0750
Paula A Matthews
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS
"
I am currently in-network for Aetna, Cigna, Optum through Alma, and others through Headway and Helloalma. I can also provide a statement or Superbill for reimbursement. Please reach out with any questions or concerns as I am happy to work with you to keep therapy affordable.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (321) 339-0750
Paula A Matthews
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Florida / 22404 Paula A Matthews
  • In Practice for 5 Years
  • Certificate from CCI/MRT Moral Reconation Therapy 2020
  • Degree/Diploma from American Military University Criminal Justice / 2013
  • Attended Walden University, Masters in Science , Graduated 2019
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Due to personal experiences, I chose to work with a variety of clients and know that because life happens, it can happen to anyone.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (321) 339-0750
Paula A Matthews
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS
"
Due to personal experiences, I chose to work with a variety of clients and know that because life happens, it can happen to anyone.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (321) 339-0750
Paula A Matthews
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • adjustment disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
"
I enjoy working with clients who may be struggling with PTSD, depression, lifelong trauma related to the individual's upbringing, the couple's relationships, and individuals having a difficult time making decisions. During our first sessions, we will look into the situation causing the distress to allow the client to get their life back a step at a time to help the client feel relief afterward.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (321) 339-0750
Paula A Matthews
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS
"
I enjoy working with clients who may be struggling with PTSD, depression, lifelong trauma related to the individual's upbringing, the couple's relationships, and individuals having a difficult time making decisions. During our first sessions, we will look into the situation causing the distress to allow the client to get their life back a step at a time to help the client feel relief afterward.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (321) 339-0750
Paula A Matthews
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS

3 Endorsements

Michelle Silva-Mera
Michelle Silva-Mera
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLMSWCoach
Navigating past traumas is tough, but Paula offers genuine empathy and expertise. Her trauma therapy approach creates a safe space for healing. I highly recommend her for compassionate guidance on the road to recovery.
Haley Ferguson
Haley Ferguson
CounselorMALPCLMHC
Paula is an extremely compassionate and dedicated clinician. Paula is heavily invested in all aspects of her client's wellbeing and advancing herself personally to meet the needs she encounters. It has been a pleasure to be her colleague!
Cynthia (Mee) K. Cho
Cynthia (Mee) K. Cho
CounselorLMHCCASAC-TMEEKYUNGCHO
Paula's humility and nonjudgmental nature allow her to embrace individuals as they are. She exudes boundless compassion, generously giving, and unconditional love. My respect for her extends beyond her professional capabilities; I regard her as a friend.

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Veterans

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Hispanic and Latino

I also speak

Spanish

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Veterans

Ethnicity

Black and African American
Hispanic and Latino

I also speak

Spanish

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
"
I like to start with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with each client during our first session, however after exploring a bit of what has brought the client to our therapy session I then may use a different but appropriate therapy in order to see progress with the client. Most import is what works for the client and what they feel comfortable with.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (321) 339-0750
Paula A Matthews
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS
"
I like to start with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with each client during our first session, however after exploring a bit of what has brought the client to our therapy session I then may use a different but appropriate therapy in order to see progress with the client. Most import is what works for the client and what they feel comfortable with.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (321) 339-0750
Paula A Matthews
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS

Location

Primary Location

Relax. Reset. Rejuvenate.

1101 Gulf Breeze Parkway

Bldg. 2

Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

(321) 339-0750
"
Telehealth, evenings, and weekends are a part of life so they are a part of my practice too for your convinence.
Call for a free consultation now - (321) 339-0750
Paula A Matthews
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS
"
Telehealth, evenings, and weekends are a part of life so they are a part of my practice too for your convinence.
Call for a free consultation now - (321) 339-0750
Paula A Matthews
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS
Last Modified: 8 Apr 2024