I view therapy as an active and collaborative process that allows for flexibility and fluidity based on your individual needs over time. I take time to get to know you as an individual and how your lived experiences, including the influence of oppressive systems, transgenerational narratives, culture, community, family, and societal norms have had an impact on your holistic well-being. I stray away from Eurocentric practices that view people as a collection of symptoms that need to be 'fixed'. I view each client as a whole person with strengths they can utilize to build emotional foundations and achieve wellness.
I have substantial experience working with eating disorders, ADHD, high risk thoughts and behaviors, and Queer and transgender clients. Additionally, I have experience working with eating disorders in gay men, complex grief and loss (including loss through suicide), parents of transgender teens and adults, living with HIV/AIDS, and BIPOC clients.
The therapeutic environment I provide is an open, judgment free space where clients can talk about issues they may not be able to in their daily lives.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NJ LPC 37PC00884200
I’m so grateful that I have Amanda as my Therapist. She is timely, flexible and understanding. She really works to find a time that works for you and takes the time to help you really work through your situation.
Written on Dec 06, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, and relationship issues
Amanda is the Pinnacle of guidance and inspiration that one can hope for. As a queer woman struggling with ADHD among other disorders, I find Amanda's approach very helpful and clarifying. She listens intentionally and is able to not only provide solid recommendations but also evoke prudent reflections from my end. I'm so grateful I was paired with this gem of a therapist, and I hope to continue this journey of healing and becoming the best version of myself with her help!
Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
My favorite therapist so far!
Written on Sep 28, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem