Amanda Rausch

(MA, LMFT, BC-TMH)

About Me

No matter what you are going through, know that I am here to listen, support you and help you figure it all out!

I look into different patterns throughout your life to help you understand why you might be feeling or acting a certain way. I help my clients overcome obstacles by looking into and exploring the various components of their lives. I help to foster insight and self-awareness, which can be the first steps towards making a real and lasting change! I work with my clients to alleviate their symptoms as well as find and fix the root of the issue... think of this like not only putting on a Band-Aid but also healing the wound!

Clients have told me I provide a compassionate, empathetic and truthful perspective. I make sure to take the time to get to know and respect the needs and wants of each individual client, and want you to feel comfortable and at ease in therapy.

I am originally from San Diego, then spent some time experiencing life in the vast and often snow-filled states in the great Mid-West...and finally settled in the crisp air and flannel loving state of Washington. I enjoy cooking, reading, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and practicing Yoga. I would describe myself as fun, nonjudgmental, positive and sincere. I love being a therapist because I love connecting with and helping people. I truly believe that everyone can benefit from therapy.

My specializations include but are not limited to: Anxiety, Breakups / Getting Over An Ex, Career Guidance, Dating and Relationships, Feeling Stuck, Grief and Bereavement, Health Related Concerns, Hurt and Healing from Family Issues, Infertility, Infidelity, Job Stress or Dissatisfaction, Life Coaching, Life Transitions/Changes, Loneliness, Meditation and Mindfulness Training, Mid-Life Crisis, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Post-partum depression / anxiety, Pre-Marital Counseling, Problem with Friends, Professional Development, Quarter-Life Crisis, Recovering from Past Abuse – verbal, physical, or sexual, Self-Acceptance, Self-Esteem, Sex Issues, Spirituality, Stress / Anxiety / Feeling Overwhelmed, Work-Life Balance


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief

I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LMFT #LF60461063 (Expires: 2020-07-30)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Sep 17, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She seems to understand the issues I am dealing with. She is very relatable. She is kind and compassionate.

Written by A.L. on Jul 17, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

So far Amanda has been very nice and understanding. I don’t feel like she’s judging me.

Written by S.A. on Jul 11, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Amanda has a natural ability in listening and being compassionate. She has a comprehensive understanding of the problems I face. I thought my issues were too complicated to make sense of, but she was able to get to the core quick and easy which removes clouded feelings/thought. It gives you great relief to be understood when you cannot find the words yourself.
Hands down I recommend her.

Written by A.L. on Feb 22, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

I really enjoyed working with Amanda, she has been so sweet since the beginning and she wants to get down to the issues and work through them. She was always so positive and a joy to work with. I would recommend her to anyone. She gave me back the confidence that I forgot I had.

Written by R.O. on Oct 15, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Amanda is amazing. She creates such a safe space. I’ve been very anxious about opening up to people, but she made that incredibly easy. She’s very understanding and works really hard to get you where you want to be.

Written by R.O. on Sep 26, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Amanda cares about her patient. This is the most important thing. She responds daily. She will listen to all you have to say, take in the information, and give you great feedback. I would reccomend Amanda. She supports her patients and she is there for them. She will answer to what you have said and give you more. She will reply with things you have never thought of before. She makes me think. She makes me want to better myself. She is positive and enthusiastic.

Written by J.E. on Sep 10, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

I would like to thank Amanda for being there for me when I was really down. And she is still helping me getting my confidence back.

Written by T.A. on Jul 31, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Amanda is very easy to talk to and offers great feedback!

Written by A.U. on Jul 29, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Amanda really knows how to listen and understand any problems I have been dealing with. I haven't been talking with her long, but I can tell she truly cares and am confident in her knowledge and abilities as a counselor.

Written by D.A. on May 25, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, self esteem, anger, and career

Amanda is very helpful and understanding. She knows what to say and how to relate to ones feelings. And she has a sense of humor.

Written by M.A. on Apr 11, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger

I didn’t know what to expect from online counseling, but Amanda made me feel like I was confiding in a close friend. She is compassionate, positive, and teaches real coping skills that one can use beyond the counseling session and after counseling has ended. I appreciate her help immensely.

Written by A.M. on Oct 16, 2017 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

Amanda is wonderful and has helped me so much!

Written by M.A. on Aug 02, 2017 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I really enjoy talking with Amanda. I feel like she really does care, listens and wants to help me. We are still talking through things together and I look forward to working with her further.

Written by K.A. on Jun 21, 2017 after counseling with Amanda for 1 month

Amanda is very smart and supportive. She really helped me to see where I was coming from and move forward in my life!

Written by M.A on Mar 30, 2017 after counseling with Amanda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related

I appreciate the personal time taken to really hear me and respond in ways that move me in a more positive direction in alignment with my goals. Thank you for being there.

Written by I.D on Jan 31, 2017 after counseling with Amanda for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Amanda was an amazing help! Very attentive, asked a lot of question and gave great advice. I feel like I've worked through one of the hardest fought patches I've had to struggle through this far. Mahalo Amanda!!!

Written by S.A on Nov 10, 2016 after counseling with Amanda for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, and family

Amanda has helped me see things from another perspective and helped me clarify my thinking. She is also patient and understanding.

Written by J.O on Oct 20, 2016 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Amanda is very patient and understanding. Not only does she listen but you can have a conversation with her. It doesn't feel as though you're talking to a counsellor. I'm so grateful that I was paired with her.

Written by P.K on Oct 18, 2016 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, self esteem, and depression

It was great to talk to Amanda.

Written by A.N on Sep 12, 2016 after counseling with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and depression

I've been working with Amanda for several months and I'm so grateful to have been matched with her! She's been endlessly patient and kind with my various concerns, tangents, etc. She is a great listener, and knows how to probe my thinking and self-awareness deeper to achieve a more centered, balanced understanding of myself.

Written by A.Z on Jul 26, 2016 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

Amanda is really great and compassionate in understanding my issues and helping me work through them. Thanks a mill.

Written by K.E on May 16, 2016 after counseling with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship, and intimacy-related

I just want to thank Amanda from the bottom of my heart for her patience and very helpful insight and advice on life issues.. Thank you Amanda...

Written by P.A on Apr 21, 2016 after counseling with Amanda for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, self esteem, career, and depression

Amanda is exactly what I needed. She is positive, supportive and helps solve issues by helping me think critically about what was going on. Honestly, I'm extremely happy with her. A+