Amanda Francis

(LPC)

About Me

Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut with 7 years of experience in varied settings including inpatient, outpatient, and private practice. I earned my Master's degree from Southern CT State University and since 2011, I have worked with young adults, families, and individuals. I sincerely love building relationships with my clients and empowering them to become the very best version of themselves. I look forward to sharing with you my expertise in self acceptance, self esteem, self awareness, and relationships ranging from friendships to lifelong partners or spouses. I have treated a spectrum of diagnoses including anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorders, addictions, and personality disorders. I look forward to collaborating with you to identify areas you would like to work on, and achieve the goals we set forth. I am here to empower you to make the best decisions for yourself to achieve optimal mental health and genuinely enjoy life! I will not give advice or tell you what to do, but I will help you understand yourself better and help you problem solve.

I will first and foremost build a trusting relationship from which you will feel very comfortable confiding in me. I use a non judgmental and empathetic approach so that your feelings are validated. I will challenge you to think of things differently and try new ways to approach situations and problem solve. Our therapy appointment is your safe haven where you can discuss what you wish without a filter. We will spend time creating treatment goals and working toward goal achievement in our sessions. Between sessions I may give you "homework" assignments and/or readings. My treatment approach is a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Treatment, and Psychoanalytic Therapy. My therapeutic goal is to give my clients the the ability to manage life's ups and downs in a healthy way.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LPC #002394 (Expires: 2019-10-31)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Jul 29, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I am on my second session with Amanda and she has been excellent so far. She is good at making notes, and listening to you as well as asking the right questions.

She can pinpoint the cause of a situation without sounding as if it is a forced delivery of what she might believe the cause to be.

While I was a bit apprehensive when it came to taking these therapy sessions, I now look forward to them greatly.

Thank you Amanda and thank you Better Help for making therapy and counseling inspiring and results driven!

Written by L.U. on Jun 19, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

I love Amanda she is amazing and i would recommend her to anyone that has a conflict in their life!

Written by L.A. on May 02, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Great experience. Amanda is great, very patient and understanding. She always is very attentive and offers great solutions and advice.

Written by D.A. on Apr 29, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am impressed with Amanda's ability to get to the center of an issue quickly and to find correlating problems or potential causes that I hadn't considered. I also greatly appreciate the flexibility of scheduling as this was a major concern of mine and the major obstacle preventing me from obtaining therapy in the past. For example, our last session was over the phone on Saturday at 11 am while I was driving from CT to VA. I finally feel like I can get the help that I need with the schedule I have.

Written by V.E. on Apr 23, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Amanda has been extremely helpful, understanding, approachable and non-judgemental. I look forward to my future sessions with her and highly recommend her!

Written by E.R. on Apr 14, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Amanda has been SUCH a huge help to me.

Written by G.I. on Feb 26, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Amanda has totally accepted how I am and my way of thinking. I thought I would be judged since so many people have in the past. But Amanda assured me that would never happen. That alone made me very comfortable with her. We are still in our early sessions, but I like where it's going.

Written by J.U. on Jan 03, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

She is kind, smart and asks the correct questions. I’m very happy with my talks with her.

Written by B.R. on Dec 21, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Amanda is a breath of fresh air! She has helped me with so many challenges and in a way that feels supportive and kind and never judgemental. I’d recommend her to anyone.