Have you ever felt depressed, anxious, or not good enough? Do you ever wonder how to move past a traumatic incident from your past? I work with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-esteem, grief, and addictions. I am caring, empathic, and hope to help you become the best version of yourself, so that you can live your most fulfilling future! I use a variety of interventions including CBT, DBT, Person-centered focus, solution-based focus, and mindfulness. I decided to become a mental health counselor after becoming a law enforcement officer. I found that the mental health and addictions were not being properly addressed, and many “offenders” needed rehabilitation and therapy, not jail and prison. I have now worked in the mental health/addictions field since 2015. I love being able to help someone realize their full potential, become the best version of themselves, and lead a happy life.
I an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community, and a judgement free zone. I base our sessions on your current issues at hand, and work with you to find what will best help you.
*Please note* I do NOT list all of my available openings on my calendar. Please discuss dates/times with me to set a session.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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not only the best therapist i’ve ever had, but if she wasn’t my therapist i’d be trying to make her my best friend. i absolutely love amanda.
Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Amanda is a great therapist. Highly recommending for your well-being.
Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
My therapist Always listens to my concerns and sharing point of view from a neutral place.
Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Amanda is very responsive anytime I need her, and she is very personable. It is helpful having an outside perspective on what's going on in your personal life. She will send over links to documents related to your conversation and coping mechanisms for specific needs.
Written on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Amanda is very positive but will keep things real! I really appreciate that in a therapist. She is great at providing support in all aspects of my life. Very thankful for Amanda!
Written on Nov 26, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Amanda has helped me to understand my underlying issue better. She holds me accountable by asking or reminding me when I bring up concerns in my life. She is a genuine soul and offers solutions applicable to real life situations.
Written on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 6 months