Amanda Barlow

(MA, LPC)

About Me

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)


Profile:

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC 13252 (Expires: 2021-05-31)


Reviews

Written by P.A. on Sep 17, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

looking forward to starting my journey

Written by A.B. on Aug 18, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

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 by J.U. on Aug 07, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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 by L.U. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

I have only been working with Amanda for a short time, but I already have this overwhelming sense of hope. I’ve done therapy on and off for years and she’s the first therapist to actually ask the right things, listen to me and have me physically draw out diagrams she’s trying to explain. I look forward to working more with her, because I finally feel as if I’m being helped and listened to.

Written by S.A. on Sep 11, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping

Amanda is amazing! She is giving me the tools to get through the hard thing! She is so understand and a person I feel I can trust. I believe with her on my side I will be able to get over anything! Thank you so much for the compassion you show!

Written by B.. on Jun 07, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related

So far I've found this to be a wonderful option for me. I am a professional woman in a small town, and options for therapy are limited by time, lack of privacy, and money. I've had difficulty connecting with counselors before--I've often found them condescending to me, causing me to immediately disengage. Amanda is great. I wish more people would consider this type of therapy. It may be the best option for the most people.