I am licensed in Virginia with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and many more. I am a kink-friendly, poly-friendly, sex-positive therapist. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I am here to support you on the journey to a more fulfilling and satisfying life, whatever that may look like for you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904010173
I have had two sessions so far (and a variety of messages exchanged) and I am already starting to feel a difference in how I show up and react to different stresses. Amanda is able to hear my concerns, validate them, probe and push when appropriate, and translate them into meaningful actions that I can work on throughout the week. I am looking forward to many more future sessions with her.
Written on Oct 31, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I am grateful to have found Amanda. She is helping me with the tools to handle the chaos in my life.
Written on Sep 26, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Amanda is a great therapist! She is knowledgeable, a great listener, and very understanding when the talking gets hard. Yet, she's not afraid to challenge my thoughts and words. I'm so happy I've connected with her.
Written on Sep 04, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Amanda is a great therapist and isn't afraid to challenge my ideas with another point of view. I appreciate Amanda quite a bit.
Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Amanda is very compassionate, knowledgeable and a very good communicator. She is fully present and engaged and really listens. An excellent therapist who obviously cares a lot about her clients. Highly recommended!!
Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Amanda is great! She’s easy to talk to, understanding, and I truly feel that she is here for me, not only to listen but to talk through things and ask questions to further the discussion.
Written on May 31, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes