I am a clinical social worker licensed in Missouri with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist, leading and directing behavioral health clinics and specialty programs. I have provided comprehensive counseling and case management services for a full spectrum of mental health needs including depression and anxiety, substance use disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship concerns, parenting and child issues, career challenges, transition and change, resiliency, stress management, sleep hygiene, and health concerns.
I have been successful in developing therapeutic relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds, using culturally competent counseling techniques. I use a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches tailored to meet your unique needs, including cognitive behavior therapy, exposure therapies, and motivational interviewing.
It takes courage to seek a happier, healthier and more fulfilled version of yourself, and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that next step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #2005027056 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Amanda is very attentive and considers all the issues or struggles you want to focus on during your sessions. She created an excellent plan for reaching my end goal and working on myself. She also laughs at my dumb jokes :)
Amanda appears to be knowledgeable and in tune to what is happening with me emotionally. She is straightforward answers your question redirects as needed.
Great to talk to
I mean I have tried so many things & this is literally the only helpful professional I’ve ever had in the past decade+. I could not be more thankful, pleased, excited, grateful, & more for the opportunity to use this resource & it work perfectly for me, so that I can hopefully have it for as long as I need it! I could not praise or recommend it enough to anyone who needs even the slightest bit of help if they’re struggling b/c I was about at the end of options & my mind & personally, my therapist & then overall experience as well has been more than I could of dreamt of or asked for & I would recommend it & do it a million times over & hope to be here for a long time, so that I can say I put the work in & I’m ridiculously grateful of the help I receive. Idk if everyone gets as “lucky” w/ their therapist, but it’s basically as much as the price of a “therapist” w/ my insurance & this is SO MUCH BETTER, helpful, & conducive to literally bettering my mental health than anything I’ve tried or been given in the past decade or two.