Education and Training:
Licensed Professional Counselor
Board Approved LPC Supervisor
Master of Arts in Professional Counseling – Ottawa University (Phoenix Campus)
Bachelor of Arts in Family Resources and Human Development – Arizona State University (Tempe)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 14 years of experience in providing counseling in an outpatient setting. I approach my clients from an open and client-directed approach. From this trauma-informed prospective, I am able to teach new coping skills, behavioral responses and more mindful ways to interact with the world. I have worked with adults of all ages, from many different backgrounds and many different perspectives. I have a unique understanding of issues involving infertility, foster care, and adoption and also understand the unique stressors of parenting the hurt child. I have worked with clients who struggle with addiction, depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict and career coaching. Although change is not easy for most people, making these life changes can lead to meaningful progress.
I look forward to working with you to identify the changes you want to make in your life, so you can move forward with strength and confidence. When not providing counseling services, I enjoy playing the trumpet, hiking and spending time with my kids and family.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family of Origin Issues, Fertility Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LPCC 11503
AK LPC 115272
NM LPCC CTB-2022-0272
Amanda was the first therapist that I could really open up to and be honest with. I only had her for a short time, but it’s evident that she is passionate about what she does and is an expert in all thinfs therapy.
Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I look forward to our session and I feel like we are making progress
Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
I always feel respected, listened to and encouraged through our sessions(: Amanda has made the experience of goal setting and achieving much less overwhelming and has encouraged my independence throughout the whole process! Thankful to have been matched with her.
Written on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
looking forward to starting my journey
Written on Sep 17, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Amanda is great she listens to what’s going on gives you helpful advice and you can just be yourself without any worries and no need to hold back either
Written on Aug 18, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management
Amanda helped me through a very difficult time in my life while also helping me with ways to cope with past trauma. She’s very intuitive and compassionate. She truly understands how you feel and why it effects you. She’s very blunt and honest, but in a caring and gentle way. This is the best therapy experience I have had thus far and I’d recommend her greatly.
Written on Aug 07, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd