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Amanda Ciluffo, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Counseling: I have been a licensed counselor since 2001 (Lic # 640 100 8390). Some of my counseling work experience includes a private practice, private non-profit substance abuse clinic, an adolescent residential facility, a private inpatient addiction recovery center for adults, a private nonprofit community clinic, the Ionia County Health Department, and Michigan Department of Corrections.

I specialize in addiction, mood disorders like depression and anxiety, and Trauma/PTSD work. I offer DBT informed treatment at this time. I have an eclectic counseling style leaning towards CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) which says if you change your thoughts you can change your emotions. It is a simple, but powerful, idea that helps us to manage emotions better and change negative thought patterns.

I have served three years as an AmeriCorps/AmeriCorps*VISTA member; working within my community (Ionia and Montcalm Counties) to fight poverty by helping people access benefits and resources. (Think of the Peace Corps, but locally).

If you, or someone you care about, is struggling with mental health or addiction issues I can help. If someone you DON'T care about is struggling I can still help them.

I accept most insurances, including BCBS and Meridian, as well as private pay. I can work with anyone, but I prefer working with patients ages ten and up. Disclaimer: I am currently unable to accept patients who are employed by MDOC or currently involved within the MDOC system, either on probation or parole.

In my role as a counselor I am often an educator, to patients and to colleagues. I am offering consultation, and eventually clinical supervision, to mental health professionals or professionals in training. I hope to be able to consult individually, in groups, and eventually provide workshops on important mental health topics to groups or employers. This is all still a newly hatched work in progress, so please message or call me if you have a need. If I can’t help I will help you find the person who can!

Professional experience

21yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MI LPC 6401008390


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amanda Ciluffo. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Amanda is phenomenal. Amanda is thoughtful, considerate and provides exceptional counseling. I have accomplished a substantial number of my goals this year as a result of our work.

Written on Dec 12, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Amanda is a wonderful counselor and is always supportive and it feels good to have someone who's always rooting for you. If i'm ever feeling like i'm in a rut I always know I can go to her no matter how small or big the situation is.

Written on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amanda is wonderful councilor in many ways. She always knows what to say and how to say it. In a way that is reassuring and non judgmental. She’s an incredible listener with thoughtful responses. I find myself wondering how she will be helpful week after week and she always wonderfully surprises me. She’s an amazing individual with a wide range of knowledge. I’m thankful for what she’s done for me!

Written on Mar 14, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Amanda provides an excellent balance of warmth, accountability, and security. She keeps you on topic while actively listening and providing guidance as needed. Her credentials and expertise are well applied to our sessions and I am so grateful for her.

Written on Dec 26, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

She really listens to me and works with me in a supportive way, where I still feel like I'm the one in control.

Written on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and family conflicts

Excellent counselor. Really listening to me. Been very interested and inciteful.

Written on Aug 30, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching