I firmly believe in holistic wellness and cater my practice towards helping my clients to achieve their goals. Therapy is only effective when it meets your needs and caters towards you as the individual that you are. When we combine our strengths, we can create a well-balanced therapeutic relationship.
I specialize in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Model. My focus is to teach mindfulness skills, interpersonal skills, distress tolerance skills and emotional regulation skills. I also incorporate art therapy and narrative therapy modalities. I can meet for therapy sessions either in person, in the community or via telehealth video conferencing.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) in the state of Maryland. I provide individual, couples, family and group therapy for adolescents and adults. My experience includes working with adolescents and adults diagnosed with ADHD, DMDD, ODD, Bipolar Disorder, BPD, Depression, PTSD and Anxiety.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
DC LICSW LC200001846
MD LCSW-C 23836
In less than 2 weeks Amanda has already helped me understand myself better in relationship. Amanda has led to me feeling more validated, understood, and taught me healthier ways of vulnerable communication which has led to my relationship with my partner being healthier.
Written on Mar 08, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and coaching
Amanda is a wonderful listener who provides thoughtful and tactful resources. Her empathy and sincerity are very appreciated and I would recommend her highly.
Written on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes