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Amanda Hawkins, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem Depression
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About me

Hi! My name is Amanda and I am a licensed counselor in the Alabama. I have worked in the mental health field for sixteen years and have provided counseling services for the last 10+ years. I have worked mostly with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. However I do also have experience in helping others in processing grief and loss, family conflict, and forgiveness. My experience has been with adults, children, and adolescents.

I believe that everyone can benefit from counseling and that it can be beneficial to anyone looking for change within or outside of themselves. We all struggle with something and having your own personal guide to help you through those struggles can make it easier. I believe in treating everyone with respect and not defining someone with a label. You will find that I initiate therapy with a warm and inviting approach to help you feel more comfortable and to know that I am not here to judge you but am here to help you. The approaches I utilize most often in therapy are a person-centered approach, a cognitive-behavioral approach, a solution-focused approach, or motivational interviewing. However, I do have experience in other approaches and will tailor my approach to what would benefit you the most in counseling.

It takes courage to take that first step but know that I will be here to help you through the struggles you are facing when you are ready. I will help guide you through the therapeutic process and will work with you to achieve your therapeutic goals. I hope to hear from you soon and I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Body Image, Communication Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

AL LPC 3203

Reviews

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Amanda is wonderful. She has helped me see things from a different perspective. I feel like I have grown a lot since starting therapy with her.

Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Amanda takes the time to understand her patient and create a plan tailored to their needs!

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I am so glad I got matched with her. Every step of the way, she's been perfect. She's given good insight, and helped guide me through my own insights as well. I feel super comfortable talking to her, and she's great about checking in and responding to messages quickly.

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I’ve used other therapists and Amanda-hands down- is the best for me. I like her direct yet kind demeanor and would suggest betterhelp and her services to anyone looking for a therapist. I wish there were more like her.

Written on Oct 22, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Fantastic

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 9 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

The first answer is strongly agrees not disagrees. She is absolutely amazing and responds very quickly! She reaches out to me just to see how I am doing. I have already referred friends to her directly.

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes