Amanda McLean

(LICSW, MSW, CMHS)

About Me

I am an individual therapist licensed in Washington State with nearly ten years of experience in therapeutic interventions with clients, primarily adolescents and young adults, with many different concerns. These include depression, anxiety, LGBT-related issues, relationship issues, and stress-related, motivation, and self-esteem challenges. I have also worked with people with trauma, addictions, parenting issues, and grief and loss. I also carry the credential of Child Mental Health Therapist and am presently working toward a Perinatal Mental Health Specialist credential.

My style as a therapist is warm, genuine, honest, and casual, as well as interactive. I believe that you are the expert on your situation and come with the ability to overcome challenges, even if it may not feel that way right now. You are capable of making change, and I'm here to help. I believe everyone deserves to be heard with compassion and respect. My approach to therapy combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and solution-focused counseling. We will work together on your goals and needs and come up with a plan to get there.

I am thrilled that you've decided to reach out, and I can't wait to meet you, get to know you, and help you meet your goals.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LICSW #LW60940913 (Expires: 2021-09-02)


Reviews

Written by V.A. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

As a first timer in therapy, i am glad i got Amanda. She listens to everything i have to say and in the few conversations ive had with her she has already helped me realize multiple things and making ne question myself (in a good way).

Written by K.A. on Jan 09, 2021 after counseling with Amanda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Amanda McLean has been very helpful with good advice for dealing with my problems. She listens very well, is very warm and kind, and makes me feel comfortable about opening up to her. She is very knowledgeable in her fields and has suggested lots of good reading material to help with my specific issues.

Written by C.H. on Dec 18, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amanda is thoughtful in her questions and statements. She connects with me often but in meaningful ways, not just generic comments. She is really helping me during this difficult time.

Written by R.E. on Sep 24, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

I love how Amanda asked me so much early on, what I wanted and what I was looking for? Things like does that resonate with you? How did that make you feel? What do you need in order xyz? She’s been funny and caring like a friend would be, and shares guidance with out being too prescriptive.

Written by M.I. on Sep 16, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Amanda is great! She is very supportive and validates emotions while also challenging you to dig deeper into some thoughts, providing exercises

Written by K.A. on Sep 07, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Highly recommend Amanda, she’s very patient, understanding, thoughtful and kind.

Written by K.Y. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Amanda has been great. Available in some of my most despairing moments to talk me through my anxiety. Will hope to continue with her long term. Thank you Amanda!