I am a Licensed Master Social Worker who resides in the Metro-Detroit area and have been practicing in the mental health field for 8 years. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents, along with their parents and families, in addition to working with adults and seniors. I have helped clients work through difficult challenges, such as grief and loss, job changes, trauma and other significant life changes as well as helping people learn to manage mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, ADHD and PTSD. In addition, I have had the opportunities to work with individuals living with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability, and have helped their families and caregivers better understand ways to support and care for them.
As a teenager I had an interaction with someone in the helping profession, and she had inspired me to not only pursue a similar career path, but she modeled for me an approach that I have continued to maintain throughout my years of practice. I believe that the therapeutic process truly is a collaborative approach where the client is definitely the expert on him/herself. I see my role as being one of an assistant- to help provide some guidance and direction when needed, but ultimately to help the client identify the goals for him/herself and then work with them to recognize the skills they already possess or help them develop new skills if needed.
My approach is a client-centered, solution-focused approach that draws on interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, and motivational interviewing to name a few. I believe in building a solid rapport with clients first, as trust and good communication is needed in any working relationship. The ongoing counseling style that I would use would be tailored to meet your specific needs, as no two clients are the same.
I believe that one of the hardest steps in therapy is the first one- asking for help. You are already taking that step by being here looking for someone who is a good fit for you. I appreciate your time, and am here to help when you feel ready!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression
LMSW #6801091171 (Expires: 2019-04-30)
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I like Amanda. Good communicator and listener.
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