Amanda Manning

(LPC, LMHC, NCC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington. I am currently located in Spokane, WA. I have provided individual and group counseling to adults for the last 10 years. I graduated from Marymount University with degrees in Forensic Psychology and Counseling. I have worked with adults experiencing mental illness such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder and substance abuse issues in the Washington, DC and Arlington, VA since 2007. Through my work I have seen amazing, positive changes occur in people who had lost hope. Change is good, and scary, and possible!

I use a solutions-focused and strengths-based approach in my work with clients. I believe that the possibility to create the change you want to see is already within you, but you may need some help to find the internal motivation and strength to get where you want to go. I use a number of clinical tools such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI) to support my work, but I am most interested in meeting you where you are, identifying your goals, and working on some action steps that can help you reach those goals.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #0701006232 (Expires: 2020-06-30)

LMHC #LH 60702786 (Expires: 2020-04-30)

LPC #LPC-7240 (Expires: 2021-04-30)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Nov 30, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Amanda and I are two sessions in, but I already feel we’ve made more progress than I’ve made with any other therapist. Her feedback is compassionate and actionable, and she is easy to talk to. Highly recommend!

Written by C.R. on Jun 03, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Amanda is an amazing gift. Great input and listener!

Written by T.O. on Jun 03, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Amanda listens! That is very important to me, and I believe most seeking counseling. She was available, responsive, sincere in her conversations and in the end, very helpful.

Written by M.I. on Mar 25, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

So far she’s been really great, I feel like she understands me better than most, really easy to talk about personal feelings with and seems very eager to help me improve at anything in life!

Written by J.E. on Oct 10, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

BetterHelp and Amanda were part of the pieces of a puzzle that helped save my life. I am grateful.

Written by G.A. on Oct 09, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Amanda is AWESOME, she is able to be sympathetic with you and confident with what you need to work on. She does really well provide a variety of tools to use.

Written by T.O. on Jul 17, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

I was going through some really difficult relationship issues. Amanda was a great sounding board and really has given me good perspective. She listened to my concerns and thoughts and gave me constructive feedback on how I can decide what’s best for me. I feel Amanda is very compassionate and caring with a great understanding of people. I highly recommend her to help you through whatever you are sorting out.

Written by K.A. on Mar 15, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Amanda is great, always gets back to me in a timely manner and helps me re-frame my issues when I’m depressed or anxious. She is great at life/work/situation help which is what I need! She’s very validating but solutions based; I don’t think I’ve ever left a session with her feeling frustrated. Thanks Amanda!

Written by S.C. on Jan 18, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, and anger

She's great.

Written by K.A. on Jan 02, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning career

Amanda is wonderful to talk to. A compassionate listener, but also full of great advice. I've found her particular helpful with some work-stress issues I was dealing with, as well as some family drama. But I can tell that she would be helpful in a variety of areas!

Written by B.E. on Nov 20, 2017 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Amanda makes me feel comfortable enough to talk about whatever is on my mind, and she identifies with things I'm dealing with.

Written by D.E. on Oct 24, 2017 after counseling with Amanda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and anger

I really appreciate my counselor, Amanda. She's attentive and understanding. She provides a realistic perspective while being compassionate. I'm grateful for her help and the tools she provides to help me in my relationships. I would highly recommend her!

Written by J.O. on Sep 28, 2017 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Amanda is fantastic!