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

Professional and Experienced

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.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Founder, Consultant And CEO of Joyful Soul, LLC

Ph.D Counseling Psychology
Loyola University Chicago

M.Ed Community Counseling
Loyola University Chicago

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It's time to get healthy

Mental Health Counseling
Physical well-being

Taking care of your emotional and physical health is crucial to living a life of joy and balance. 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.

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 Consulting

We are here for a purpose, and our education and career path can help us to fulfill that destiny. 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've helped many clients determine their life's path. I can help you, too.

Enhance Spirituality

A spiritual center is the starting point for success and joy in every other area of your life. Your relationship with your intimate partner, your relationships with 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

Order a copy of my book

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. Joyful Soul: A Promise Worthy of Trust is available on Amazon Click the button below to buy a copy! 


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

Over the years, many of my clients have experienced improvement in their personal and professional lives. Click the button below to read just 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.