There is nothing more intimate and important than choosing a person to share your inner thoughts, feelings, and aspirations. I believe wholeheartedly that it's a gift for one to allow me to be a part of their lives. I will not take you for granted should you choose me as your therapist.
My name is Amanda Hopkins, L CSW-C, and I have over 17 years of experience as a Social Worker. I began my career as a Social Worker in the Department of Social Services in the Foster Care/Adoptions unit. I have assisted with reunification between mothers and their children and have been instrumental in walking biological mothers through the adoption process. After recognizing my passion in listening, processing, and helping people with their inner fears, depression, and anxiety, I became a therapist. I appreciated my years as a School-based therapist because of the diversity, helping teenagers with their emotional health, and promoting the importance of self-worth to young ladies. I facilitated family sessions and couples intervention for those who needed the tools for communication, managing grief, processing loss, infidelity, and blended family conflicts. My therapeutic methods utilized in sessions are client-centered, solution-focused, and trauma-focused. Please know that I have an active relationship with and for Christ; therefore, I am willing and able to provide Christian counseling.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Jealousy, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
DC LICSW LC200002453
MD LCSW-C 20121
VA LCSW 0904014963
Written on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
She’s very responsive and supporting!
Written on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Amanda is amazing. She’s come into my life at the time I needed her most!!
Written on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching
Amanda has truly helped me move through a difficult time. I often feel like we would sit and speak with each other for longer than an hour if we could. She has been helping me put things into realistic focus, reminds me that I’m doing okay, and she always takes time to respond to me thoughtfully - without just telling me what I “want” to hear. I’m very happy to have been paired with Amanda and I look forward to continuing to work with her!
Written on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
My therapist, Amanda has been such a great help in this time in my life. She is so supportive, encouraging and understanding. I love talking with her and I immediately feel better after each session. She is a life saver!
Written on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes