Amy  Matos

Amy Matos

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Warwick practice (updated April 30, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Stress management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Mindfulness and relaxation
  • Mind-body connection
  • Self-growth and acceptance
  • Chronic illness
  • Authentic values exploration
  • Life transitions
  • Pain management

Professional statement

Amy Matos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing at The Holistic Heart in Warwick, RI. She helps clients facing challenges related to stress, anxiety, and depression strive towards self-acceptance. Amy uses techniques such as yoga and mindfulness to complement Cognitive Behavior Therapy, giving clients a refreshing and restorative way to use therapy for the wellness of body and mind.

Amy stresses the importance of a mind-body connection, particularly in those struggling with physical as well as emotional conditions. She works with clients in all phases of the diagnosis process, helping them find a path of acceptance and courage to meet challenges related to changes in the body and treatment process. Amy also sees clients coping with stress and feelings of overwhelm, working with them to set boundaries in work, academics, and relationships.

Amy emphasizes a psycho-educational approach, breaking down the therapy modalities to better inform and engage the client in their treatment process. She works collaboratively and supportively so that clients can build concrete skills to use in their daily lives.


Message to clients

I believe we are each our own unique individual. During our time together, I look forward to connecting and supporting you through your journey as you begin to notice and embrace your innate ability to heal!


Specialties

Stress management - Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, sleep challenges

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Grief and loss - Processing the loss of a loved one, any form of grief, processing the emotional aspects of personal illness or the illness of a loved one

Mindfulness and relaxation - Using techniques like breathing and meditation to increase self-awareness and manage day-to-day stress

Mind-body connection - Techniques designed to enhance the mind's positive impact on the body

Self-growth and acceptance - Facilitate and enhance one's relationship with the self

Chronic illness - Managing chronic illness; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens

Authentic values exploration - Identify an authentic value system and explore any potential disconnect between authentic values and current values

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

Pain management - Managing pain disorders


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $105 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $105
  • Initial session: $135 (60min)

Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Warwick practice

659 Sandy Lane

Warwick, RI 02889

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-11:00am
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Fri 8:15am-6:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

The Holistic Heart Mental Health and Wellness Center, Therapist, 2016 - Present

Providence Community Health Center, Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician, 2016 - 2018

Justice Resource Institute, Clinician, 2016

United Services, Inc., Clinician, 2013 - 2016

Newport County Community Mental Health Center, Case Manager, 2011 - 2012

Looking Upwards, Inc., Home Based Therapeutic Worker and Direct Support Professional, 2012

Memorial Hospital Family Care Center, Intern Behavioral Health Specialist, 2012 - 2013

Rhode Island College, Masters of Social Work

Certified Grief Yoga Teacher


Languages

  • English