Amanda Polk

(MSW, LISW-CP)

About Me

Amanda D. Polk, MSW, LISW-CP is a licensed independent clinician with more than 5 years in the mental health field. Mrs. Polk has a master’s degree in Social Work from Walden University and a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of South Carolina. Mrs. Polk has dedicated her life to the service of others by serving for 25 years in the Army and the South Carolina Army National Guard and is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan. In addition, she has served her community as a Guardian Ad Litem for abused and neglected children, and is currently a licensed Therapeutic Foster Parent. She currently works at her Alumni High School as their Senior Army Instructor in the JROTC program. Mrs. Polk is a therapist in the field of mental health and has previously provided in-home therapy services for the South Carolina Youth Advocate Program. Mrs. Polk's specialty is in treating borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, and parenting skills. Mrs. Polk’s treatment approach is set on the foundation of having a therapeutic relationship, to include using theories such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solution focused, mindfulness, and being patient centered.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #12039 (Expires: 2020-12-31)


Reviews

Written by H.E. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

I am very thankful this platform exists, and that there are people out there that can assist with challenges to gaining better mental health. Thanks for the hand up during this challenging time!

Written by D.I. on May 24, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Amanda is fantastic at listening and relating to my issues. This helps me feel like I am not alone. She listens well to my concerns and traumas I have gone through without judgement. Amanda also gives me great worksheets to help guide me to working on a more confident me.

Written by N.U. on May 24, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Amanda understood my position like no other counselor. She offers me real solutions and I really value what she says.

Written by M.I. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Amanda Polk is a wonderful counselor with a lot of experience. I am very impressed with her credentials and licensing. Counseling has been so helpful during these very stressful times. I am also very impressed with the BetterHelp.com platform. It is easy to use and very convenient. I have recommended BetterHelp to a lot of my friends. Thank you Amanda and Betterhelp.com!

Written by K.R. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

She’s amazingly considerate and really hears me when I talk about my personal emotional struggles. I feel safe in expressing how I truly feel.

Written by C.R. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Amanda has been responsive and supportive, providing great balance and measured responses to my concerns. She regularly responds in more than just probing questions but good activities and ways to respond when I’m struggling.

Written by L.E. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Amanda has been very helpful to me in the moment. She has suggested specific DBT skills to help me navigate events, which have all turned out well thanks to her. I'm very grateful!

Written by G.E. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I have been working with Amanda for two weeks now and am very happy with how things are going. Amanda has introduced me to ways of addressing my challenges I might never have realized had she not introduced these tools to me. Amanda is very generous with sharing helpful resources and I continue to work with her as I address some of the difficult challenges I face at this time.

Written by C.H. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and coaching

Very understanding and grounding! I feel heard with her.

Written by J.O. on Feb 23, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I appreciate Amanda's help. She helped me a lot with my recent break up. And I learned a lot also from our interactions. Very cool person!