I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes therapy can provide clients with the tools and support to get through tough times and serve as a reminder of strength and resiliency.
I meet daily with clients experiencing health concerns and terminal illnesses. I have 2 years experience working in a cancer center, providing case management and mental health services for oncology patients, their families and loved ones. I have ongoing experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, hospice/death/dying, grief/loss, anger, chronic stress, fatigue, career challenges, HIV, and trauma-related disorders. I have also worked with patients and their families, who are faced with end stage renal disease, and who are on dialysis.
I work with clients of all ages, across the life span.
I am committed to provide clients with support while effectively addressing personal life challenges that can become overwhelming.
I am LGBTQIA+ friendly. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, sensitivity, and compassion. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. Everyone should have a safe and healing place to work through life's difficulties.
My approach to therapy combines mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, strengths based, humanistic and psychodynamic counseling. I will tailor our sessions and treatment goals/plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, First Responder Issues, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LCSW 2021007486
Amazing councillor, supportive, empathetic and respectful. Amanda has helped me so much even just listening to me vent and helped me find compassion amongst difficult times.
Written on Jul 09, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management
Amanda is a really amazing. Technically I don’t know her but she made me really comfortable to talk about everything. She also understands me so well even if English is not my first language, but she gave me time and listen to me every single details. After I told her my stories, she offered me some alternatives that could help me to deal with my issues. Overall I really have a great experience! And definitely I see some progress and changes in myself
Written on May 14, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Amanda has been compassionate, caring, and professional. She has come into my life at a time when I most needed her. She is also very responsive and punctual. I highly recommend her.
Written on May 07, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Amanda has helped me with a very difficult emotional issue which other therapists in the past could not, and Im very grateful to her
Written on Apr 24, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
She’s absolutely amazing. Really genuine and draws out positive conversation. I always leave the session feeling more grounded and in control. I’m really lucky to have been connected with the right person.
Written on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes