Amanda Andrews

(MS, LMHC)

About Me

Hello. I am a certified rehabilitation counselor and a licensed mental health counselor. I have been in the field for six years. I have worked in various settings including: out-patient, in-patient chemical dependency and in-patient mental health, day treatment programs and the emergency department. I have worked with a wide variety of individuals struggling with trauma, chemical dependency, mood and anxiety disorders, autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, relationship and family issues, gender identity, career and education, and others.

My counseling style is warm and empathetic. I enjoy a collaborative relationship between counselor and client. You are, after all, your own best resource. I am merely here to help you tap into some skills that will help you along in your journey. I use a multi-mode approach to counseling and borrow from the following: dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and music. I really enjoy teaching coping skills such as breathing techniques and progressive muscle relaxation. I like to practice them along with you so that you can truly understand them and utilize the skills on your own.

Asking for help can feel overwhelming. Validate yourself for taking this important first step to changing your life. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #008898 (Expires: 2021-06-01)


Reviews

Written by P.A. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Amanda is the best. I look forward to seeing her every single week.

Written by J.E. on Oct 06, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Andrea is funny and kind and clearly cares about her clients.

Written by C.H. on Sep 18, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I adore Amanda. She’s so supportive, understanding, and empathetic. I can’t say enough good things about her. It’s made a world of difference knowing that I have someone who I can trust who respects me and understands my needs and goals.

Written by K.A. on Aug 12, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Amanda is compassionate, kind, and knowledgeable. She listens attentively and offers helpful insights. I feel very comfortable sharing any thoughts or feelings with her without fear of judgement. I would imagine that being a fantastic therapist, she must be busy with many clients, but she's always willing to work with scheduling, which is a big plus as well. Amanda is wonderful!

Written by E.L. on Jul 25, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Amanda continues to amaze me with her support and wisdom. A session with her brightens my week and puts my head back on track.

Written by G.E. on Jun 13, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Amanda is great: responsive, empathetic, insightful.

Written by K.R. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Amanda is caring, insightful, and compassionate. I appreciate her for always listening and making me feel supported. Would highly recommend her!

Written by P.A. on Apr 08, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks

So far Amanda has lead me on a path I need to go on. Excited to see where leads.

Written by A.L. on Nov 16, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Amanda is supportive, and a good listener helping me with my goals

Written by R.A. on Aug 21, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 6 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder

Working with Amanda has been inspiring and motivating. She adjusts to my needs and respects me, despite the chaos in my life. I feel safe to talk to her about anything.

Written by E.R. on Aug 06, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Amanda is patient and understanding. She puts me at ease and is great to talk to. She helps me to recognize and understand my feelings and is helping me to cope and move forward. I highly recommend her.

Written by J.A. on Jul 30, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I don't know Amanda very well yet. We have only had two sessions and minimal writing back and forth but so far she is everything I expected and I am grateful for her.

Written by K.A. on Jul 03, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 10 months on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Amanda is wonderful! She makes you feel like you are talking to a good friend. She always checks in with you. I can’t say enough how she has helped me so far in a short time. I am truly lucky to have her as my counselor.

Written by F.A. on May 05, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I've only met with Amanda once, but she was a very good listener. She was also helpful with the advice she gave me. Hopefully, the therapy will continue to get better. I like her!

Written by B.H. on Apr 15, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Amanda has been an incredibly guide support in my life. She always checks in and she really does provide the support I need during my good and bad weeks.

Written by J.E. on Jan 02, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Amanda has been a wonderful counselor. I'm a musician and I really enjoy that Amanda is a musician as well. She understands where I'm coming from and gives me great tools to work with.

Written by M.A. on Dec 22, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Amanda is amazing. She really cares about how I'm doing and remembers some of the most minor details I tell her. Even if we don't an appointment she will randomly check in with me to see how I am doing. I'm extremely grateful to have Amanda as a counselor.

Written by S.A. on Sep 16, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

We have only been working together a short while, but after our first session it was extremely clear to me what a supportive queen Amanda is. She’s knowledgeable and so easy to talk to, I can’t say enough good things about her. I’m so glad to be working with her.

Written by N.U. on Sep 10, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Amanda is a genuine and kind hearted person. This was my first time speaking to any kind of therapist and although I was nervous, Amanda really took the time to listen to me and help me with my depression/anxiety. Her breathing exercises and other helpful tip sheets have helped me so much in such a short period of time and I am so grateful to have been matched to such a thoughtful and caring counselor. She is the best!

Written by D.O. on Aug 25, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

She always understands where I am coming from, even when I do not explain things well. She’s very helpful with resources and links for information. She is always prompt with her replies and makes me feel like I’m being hear.

Written by J.A. on Aug 13, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting, self esteem, and anger

She is kind, warm and attentive. I like spending time talking about my issues.