I am a Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) and Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADAC), licensed in New Mexico with 13 years of professional work experience and 6 additional years of case management experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma, coping with addictions, lgbt-related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I have an immense amount of hope and have seen the amazing and awesome power of resiliency. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage; be proud of yourself for getting started! “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Somatization, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NM LPCC CCMH0185801
Amanda is amazing!! She is a light in my life truly!
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Amanda has been a lifesaver. Her compassion, insight, professionalism, and encouragement have provided the support I've needed for quite a while. Working with Amanda has empowered me to have confidence in exploring old issues, as well as new challenges. I really appreciate working with her.
Written on Jul 30, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes
I love Amanda and the work she and I are doing together. She helps me face hard truths and gives me the tools to work through those. Highly recommended.
Written on Jun 14, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and career difficulties
She's very encouraging and supportive.
Written on May 02, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Amanda is very responsive and listens to me.. She reaches out between sessions and I feel comfortable asking for her counsel when I need support between sessions. She shares resources with me that are very helpful. I highly recommend Amanda.
Written on Apr 26, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Amanda is professional, insightful and wise. I appreciate that she doesn’t sugar coat and challenges me to grow. I am so grateful for the work I have done so far.
Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd