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 â€“ verbal, physical, or sexual, Self-Acceptance, Self-Esteem, Sex Issues, Spirituality, Stress / Anxiety / Feeling Overwhelmed, Work-Life Balance
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
LGBT , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Hearing Impaired , HIV / AIDS , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #LF60461063 (Expires: 2022-07-30)
Amanda has been incredibly insightful and patient during our time working together. Her responses were prompt and she was always engaged. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a keen ear to hear your problems and a counselor with solutions.
Amanda is patient and kind! I appreciate her actually taking the time to listen (read about) and respond thoughtfully to my issues and concerns!
Amanda is awesome! I like that she can provide comfort and advice without sugar coating anything so I know she has my best interest in mind. She’s real about the situation.
She's great. She can handle people with difficult to understand and complex backgrounds.
She seems to understand the issues I am dealing with. She is very relatable. She is kind and compassionate.
So far Amanda has been very nice and understanding. I don’t feel like she’s judging me.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amanda is very easy to talk to and offers great feedback!
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.
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.
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.
Amanda is wonderful and has helped me so much!
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.
Amanda is very smart and supportive. She really helped me to see where I was coming from and move forward in my life!
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.
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!!!
Amanda has helped me see things from another perspective and helped me clarify my thinking. She is also patient and understanding.
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.
It was great to talk to Amanda.
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.
Amanda is really great and compassionate in understanding my issues and helping me work through them. Thanks a mill.
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...
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+