Matthew C Taylor
He/Him/HisLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Education, MEd Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Matthew Taylor is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been in the field for over a decade as a passionate professional. Matthew has worked in several capacities, including individual and group therapy. Matthew believes strongly in the importance of connection, and as a group therapist, has worked diligently to connect individuals and integrate them into community. Matthew's clients tend to be the outcast, jaded, lonely, and afraid, even if they are too afraid to admit being afraid. He tends to use humor to lighten the burden of the work as he believes in making progress that is sustainable. He takes your growth and struggles very seriously and is dedicated to offering answers, strategies, skills, and resources to help you move forward in life. Through working in high capacity facilities he has met with thousands of people with a wide degree of issues in a wide range of severity. Matthew sees the unknown as a challenge and will be excited to help you overcome your own fears.
Matthew's approach to therapy revolves around a few tenets from a few backgrounds. First, you are a human being, worthy of unconditional positive regard and respect. This is paramount in your work. Second, in use of trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, there are certain beliefs that you have developed which serve as skills to help prevent or lessen the experience of pain, but that these beliefs and skills now block your ability to move forward in life. Third, in use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, your ability to utilize certain skills to help ground and regulate your emotions will help you achieve greater personal efficacy.
Currently, Matthew is accepting clients via Telehealth and in-person in Ormond Beach. Please visit his website on Headway for details, including private pay and insurance costs.
Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.
Years of Experience: 11 years
Promises 5Palms, Group Therapist, 2021 - 2022
Promises Lucida, Group Therapist, 2020 - 2021
Transformations Treatment Center, Primary Therapist, Group Therapist, 2014 - 2020
SAFE EMDR, Personal Transformation Institute, EMDR Trained, 2020
Florida Atlantic University, Masters of Education in Counselor Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2013
University of North Florida, Bachelor of Psychology, 2010