I am an individual therapist licensed in Washington State with ten years of experience in therapeutic interventions with clients presenting with a variety of different concerns. These include depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA-related concerns, relationship issues including in non-traditional relationships, 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 credentials of Child Mental Health Therapist and Perinatal Mental Health Specialist.
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. It's important to note that I only offer communication via text, including asynchronous, email-style messaging and live sessions, which are instant-messenger style communications in real time.
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.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
OR LCSW L13915
WA LICSW LW60940913
Amanda has been fantastic to work with. She always seems to know just what to say. She’s a great listener, and very supportive.
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues
I learned from Amanda to not only take accountability for my shortcomings and fix them (gently, forgiving myself) but to also value myself as well. Through betterhelp I am really learning that putting myself first is not a bad thing and that I need to work on doing this, in a healthy way.
Written on Mar 30, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and coping with life changes
I have searched for years for a great fit, Amanda McLean takes the time to talk, listen, and work through any issues or experience I'm having and it has been not only a truly uplifting experience, but I have grown so much. I have never felt so me, or felt so happy in my life.
Written on Mar 14, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She is professional and is very knowledgable. I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat. She has really made me feel like myself again. I cannot thank her enough for all she has done for me!
Written on Feb 20, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem
Written on Jan 14, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life
Amanda is supportive, encouraging, and trusts me to be the expert on my own experience while still providing guidance.
Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem