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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
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
LPC #002394 (Expires: 2019-10-31)
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.
She is kind, smart and asks the correct questions. I’m very happy with my talks with her.
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.