I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in trauma recovery and substance use disorders. I have 12 years experience working with adults and adolescents. I also work with family members of alcoholics and addicts providing education about the disease model of addiction, support, and healing from the chaos addiction brings to the family.
I have a warm and caring therapeutic approach while fostering a safe environment to do the work needed for your health and well-being. I am passionate about challenging beliefs that no longer serve you, empowering people for change, and enhancing personal relationships to enjoy a holistic and balanced life of health and joy.
I value and honor your decision to seek counseling. This is a difficult decision that takes courage to make. Thank you for considering working with me.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
ID LCPC LCPC-5711
Amanda Peden is amazing. She is kind and understanding but not a pushover. She gently pushed me outside my box to help myself deal with my issues. I am making incredible progress thanks to her and I love the homework I do. It’s difficult to do (emotionally) but I feel so much better afterwards. She always reassures me that my feelings are mine and they are not wrong, it’s ok to stand up for myself. I wish everyone could meet her, it is life changing
Written on Oct 15, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Amanda has been a great support to me as I've been navigating the divorce process. She is super compassionate and supportive.
Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Amanda is compassionate and kind. I am grateful for her guidance during a challenging time in my life. It is so much better getting through a tough time when you don’t have to do it alone.
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Amanda is a great therapist and has been very helpful in helping me work through hardships and through trauma from my past. I would recommend her 100%!
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Amanda Peden listens & watches facial expressions & applies her obvious depth of counseling knowledge to give me appropriate exercises to work thru my issues. I felt considerably better after working with her for a single week.
Written on Jul 23, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Amanda is one of the best therapists I've talked too. She genuinely takes the time to listen, understand, and make positive suggestions for change. I also like her approach to challenging beliefs that are not healthy for people.
Written on Jun 22, 2023 after therapy with Amanda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem