Amanda Brechko

(LCSW-R)

About Me

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! You are in great company here and I hope you are able to find a counselor that best suits you, your needs, and your overall personality.

My name is Amanda and I have 9 years of experience as a mental health counselor in outpatient clinic settings in New York State. Some of the issues I have assisted individuals with include mood disorders, anxiety and panic disorders, grief & loss, relationship issues, phase of life changes, and past trauma.

You are the expert of your own life. Only you know what it is like to walk in your shoes, think your thoughts, and live your life. In therapy, I take the time to learn about you and what life is like for you. In doing this, we develop a partnership to create a customized treatment plan that focuses on your goals. I utilize a variety of treatment approaches to tailor therapy to fit your needs, your personality, and your goals.

Making the decision to start therapy can be a difficult one and I applaud you for taking that important step towards your best self!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Mood Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #082362 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Dec 04, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amanda has been extremely helpful— she is kind, understanding, and also pushes me to broaden my thinking and provides resources.

Written by H.O. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I came to Amanda to try to solve a problem that has bothered me for 50 years. Amanda was relentless in getting me to fully disclose the roots of the problem. She is a terrific listener - you know that she captures every word you are saying. She waits till you finish talking, does not interrupt. But when she talks, she gets to the root of the problem. I thought it would take at least a year to make substantial progress on my problem; but it has actually taken under 3 months. She is totally professional, but she is able to create a very personal relationship. I recommend her highlt.

Written by J.I. on Sep 05, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Absolutely fantastic! She's a great help during this time in my life.

Written by N.A. on Jul 14, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Amanda is a mindful, supportive and effective counselor. Within just a few sessions I have felt heard and also have been given effective techniques to deal with my issues. She responds quickly and thoughtfully and is extremely flexible in how I need to communicate.

Written by S.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amanda is very respectful and she gives me great advice and she listens to me. She has helped me with small milestones in my life that I didnt think that I can get through. She's a very wonderful person and therapist

Written by H.A. on Jun 27, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Amanda has been lovely so far. She listens and acknowledges any issues I have and it’s just nice to have someone to talk to who doesn’t try and offer an immediate solution, but recognizes this is a longer term issue that will take time to treat.