After completing my Masters of Arts and Education Specialist degrees at Tennessee Technological University, I spent 8 years in the Nashville area. I obtained my license through supervised clinical work with the Vanderbilt Community Mental Health Center. Our team provided individual, group, and family therapy within Nashville Metro Schools Special Education program for Emotionally Disturbed children and adolescents, plus we aided educators and families with development of behavior intervention plans and classroom intervention plans/support. During this time, I also worked in the Vanderbilt Community Health Center providing outpatient therapy to adolescents and adults. Since relocating my experience has focused on working with adults and adolescents, in both residential treatment, and the outpatient setting. For the past 8 years I have been self-employed as a sole proprietor of my own practice, located in a suite that includes a Psychiatrist, two psychiatric nurse practitioners, and another therapist. My training and experience has a wide range, and includes but isn’t limited to the following: Trauma issues, including sexual/physical abuse and PTSD, Grief and loss, Anger management, Crisis intervention, Depression and Anxiety, Parent training regarding behavioral issues, Coping with chronic illness; mental health and general health conditions, and Diagnosing mental health issues.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TN LPC 2095
Amanda is a wonderful counselor and I am so happy that I was matched with her. She has shared a lot of resources related to mindfulness, meditation, and breathwork. I really appreciate her kind approach to counseling.
Written on Oct 21, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Amanda is a great counselor. I truly appreciate the help and the wisdom she shares during our counseling sessions. Being able to talk to her, and gain new perspective every week is something I look forward to every week.
Written on Sep 28, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching
I have only been working with Amanda for 3 weeks now, and am so grateful for the relationship we have built through our weekly phone call sessions. She is an excellent support, and is consistently in touch with various aspects of my life.
Written on Aug 19, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
She has been very patient and understanding when I try to explain different things about what I'm going through and that's a huge help. And she has offered different techniques and exercises to help me deal with the different things that I'm going through which is also a huge help.
Written on Aug 07, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and adhd
Amanda has been very supportive, helpful, kind and non-judgmental. It's been a pleasure speaking with her so far and I feel hopeful about my progress. Thank you!
Written on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem