Congratulations, I am really proud of you! This is the first step to a more manageable tomorrow.
My name is Amanda Garcia and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island and my Masters Degree from Simmons University. My experiences have included serving as a Director of an early learning center, a Case Manager in the foster care system, a School Social Worker in a behavioral school, and an Individual, Family and Couples Therapist in an outpatient setting.
I create a therapeutic environment to support you on honoring your past, living in the present and imagining a more empowered future. I work collaboratively on setting goals for optimal outcomes and helping identify ways to manage current or long-standing challenges through a trauma sensitive approach. Most of my work has been in diverse and vulnerable populations with different people challenged by adversities and complex trauma through abuse, neglect or life events. No challenge is too big or too small to seek support from someone who will be on your team through the journey!
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
RI LCSW CSW02715
Amanda is an amazing therapist and a wonderful human being. She has helped me through some hard stuff and I couldn't have done it without her. She truly has made a difference in my life,.
Written on Nov 28, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
Amanda is always helpful
Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
10/10 recommend she’s wonderful and funny hahaha
Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder
Working with Amanda was amazing! Her calm, caring and witty demeanor really helped me feel comfortable and open. In just a short time, we’ve made amazing progress on goals I thought I’d never be able to face. I couldn’t be more grateful for my time with her.
Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
A lovely, bright woman with a knack for communicating. Great balance between helpful word and listening attentively.
Written on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Amanda is amazing and always meets me where I’m at. I can tell she truly cares.
Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes