Amanda Kazee

(LCSW, LCAS)
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About Me

My name is Amanda Kazee and I am a practicing clinical social worker and addiction specialist. I live in Wilmington, NC and I have been practicing some form of therapy since 2011. My first job was in an outpatient clinic that catered to substance use disorders and I fell in live with the career and the people almost immediately. My purpose is personal, as I come from a family with addiction and untreated mental health and I became fascinated with the why and the who and the how to make it better. I attended University of North Carolina at Pembroke for my Bachelor's and Masters in Social Work and practiced in Pinehurst, NC until I made my way back to my hometown of Wilmington. I have been at a community mental health agency for almost three years. I have a special interest in anxiety, domestic violence related trauma, finding self-love and confidence, addiction, and stress management. My therapy style is warm and interactive with a focus on giving clients the space they need to find their own strengths. I like clients to feel comfortable and open both with me and within the therapeutic process, as I feel that is when the best work can be done.
My most utilized is a strengths based approach meshing a strengths based approach with cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and dialectical-behavioral therapy. These will be catered to specific needs and treatment planning.
It takes a lot of courage to seek a more functional and fulfilling life. If you are ready and willing, I am here to support you and help you navigate towards a more empowering life.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Depression , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C013772 (Expires: 2023-03-11)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Amanda was great to work with everything we discussed was positive and really helped in addressing my concerns and the things she suggested and items provided were very helpful and beneficial

Written by C.A. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I love how she can relate to me and she has helped me more than she know and appreciate our session everytime

Written by M.A. on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I can't say enough great things. We've only had 2 meetings and I trust her so much and talk about her and how helpful she is to anyone who will listen. I'm moving to NY at the end of August and am only dreading it because I know I will have to find a new counselor :( !

Written by K.I. on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and eating disorders

I feel she understands the situation of her patient. She suggest things and ask clear questions which makes her understand the situation better

Written by Y.A. on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and adhd

It was my 1st session with Amanda and I really like it. She put things into perspective. She understands me and she gets what I'm going through and that helps a lot.