Bring Joy back into your life!

We can all feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or depressed at times. If you are feeling this way, you are in the right place. We can work together to change what is not working in your life while enhancing the things that are working well.

You are not alone!

Dr Laurie Mattera

Dr. Laurie Mattera

Dr. Mattera has been counseling diverse populations in multiple settings since 1998. Her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology is from Loyola University Chicago.

She has successfully worked with individuals, couples, and families assisting them with the problems of daily living while equipping them to develop their strengths, abilities, and competencies.

It’s Time To Get Healthy

Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Counseling Physical Well-Being

When you take care of yourself and are healthy, you are more productive in each important area of your life. I can help you find a sense of well-being, balance., and joy in your life.

Mental Health Counseling

Improve Relationships, Heal, Learn, and Grow

Whether you want to improve your intimate relationship, relationships with close friends and family members, or relationships with employers, co-workers and others, I can help you get there.

Career Counseling

Career Consulting

A Joyful Soul understands that we are more than the work we do in life. Still, we all yearn to tap into that intuitive feeling deep inside that allows us to grow and improve through our life’s work. I can help you determine your life’s path.

Enhance Spirituality

Enhance Spirituality

Your relationship with your intimate partner, family, and friends, your life’s work, and your emotional health all spring from and depend upon a strong spiritual core. I can guide you through strengthening this area of your life.

Joyful Soul: A Promise Worthy of Trust

You are on your way to becoming a Joyful Soul! I am so excited to be guiding you through your journey. My book, Joyful Soul: A Promise Worthy of Trust, will take you step by step through the Areas of Focus (AOFs) in your life that most people consider high priority and most valuable.

Dr Laurie Mattera

I specialize in helping people cope with the problems of everyday living. I can help you:

Enhance your spiritual core

Improve your intimate relationship

Enrich relationships with family, friends, & co-workers

Strengthen your emotional well-being

Begin to live a healthy lifestyle

Find a career that is the best fit for you

Get organized

De-stress and relax

Success Stories

Over the years, many of my clients have experienced an improvement in their personal and professional lives. Read a few of the comments clients and colleagues have written about their working relationship with me. I’m confident you can experience improvement in your daily life as well. I look forward to working with you.


Dr. Mattera: I really appreciated going over everything with you a couple weeks ago. I am beginning to understand myself more. I honestly believe it will still take time for all of it to sink in. However, I am feeling pretty confident about things now. Again, I really appreciate the time and effort you put into working with me.

From A Former Client



Dr. Mattera has shown the ability to maintain balance and integrity. She takes her many different responsibilities seriously and shows a persistence to achieve in all aspects of her life. She is intuitive, sensitive and has a great sense of humor. These qualities all add value when working with others, whether colleagues or clients.

From A Colleague



A huge thank you to you on behalf of myself & my husband. After considering all that you said, our son has taken what you said to heart…your evaluation has given him a base on which to consider his future. He has set 30-day goals for himself. You were able to connect with him in a way nobody else has been able to do.

From A Former Client


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is a self-help book about how to follow your dreams while at the same time living holistically. It is designed to inspire you to set goals in order to get the greatest satisfaction from every vital area of your life, with an emphasis on a strong spiritual core and psychological well-being. 

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