Amanda Rue

(LCSW, MSW)
Therapist Amanda Rue Photo

About Me

Hey there, and welcome!!

I am so happy that you are here, and reading my page!  That means that you have already taken the first step towards making the conscious decision that you would like to make a change, and grow. I would love to be the one to help assist and support you on your unique healing journey!

My name is Amanda, and I am a clinical psychotherapist with over 15 years of varied experiences. I graduated with my Masters in Clinical Social Work from New York University (NYU). My specialty areas are ADHD, couples therapy, parent-adolescent relationships, intimate relationships, life transitions, chronic health conditions, depression, anxiety, addiction, woman's concerns, and self esteem/self concept issues.I am also a certified ADHD specialist and ADHD coach. I am very passionate about promoting awareness, education, treatment, and understanding of people affected by ADHD (and anything else that affects mental health!!!).

Besides doing the traditional therapist role, I have had the opportunity to do some additional experiences in the field that has broadened my knowledge, skill set, humility, and understanding. I have taught “Introduction to Psychology” and “Family Systems” courses at local universities. This gave me an opportunity to help shape the future practitioners in the field, and also fine tune my own knowledge and skills. I had the opportunity to be a key note speaker at a “Suicide Prevention and Awareness” walk, and then was able to walk alongside and talk with people that had been affected by suicide. I have had the opportunity to do outreach clinics abroad in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. I was part of a team that conducted original research on the effectiveness of strength-based therapy techniques with adolescents in the criminal justice system, gangs, and/or abused drugs. I helped counsel and support people that had been newly diagnosed with type-one diabetes in the hospital. In New York City, I counseled teen parents that attended public high school, and also worked as the Brooklyn Borough Supervisor for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) where I was assigned by the court high risk child welfare cases to follow up, and then give the court my clinical recommendation on what was in the best interest of the children involved. I have worked as a therapist on in-patient behavioral health units, and also in-patient drug recovery centers. I have been contracted by the government to assume the position of “Director of Psychological Health” for the entire National Guard in the state of Wisconsin, and oversee all behavioral health services for those soldiers and their family members. All of these experiences have shaped me as a therapist, and prepared me to be in private practice for the last eight years.

My therapeutic approach is warm, compassionate, interactive, and centered around you. I utilize leading psychological modalities in my treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, and client-centered therapy. I consider the client/therapist relationship to be the most important thing to establish in counseling.  It's a unique working relationship where you can feel free to say absolutely anything and everything with no fear of judgement. I want you to know there is absolutely nothing you can say where I would judge you or think less of you. Your feelings are just that...your feelings. I want you to feel understood, empowered, supported, and validated to be authentically you. It's in creating this safe space for you that healing can begin! I will help you to arrive at insight, give you tools and strategies that will help you move forward, and guide and encourage you towards achieving your goals. I want to help you feel excited about your life!

I tell people that it is usually the healthy people that come to therapy.  That is because it takes a lot of courage, motivation, and self awareness to change. I would love to be the one to help facilitate you with making those changes, while giving you the support and compassion you deserve to do it!

I look forward to working with you!

Warm regards,
Amanda Rue, LCSW, MSW


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Coaching
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #7746-123 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Amanda the best counselor I had in the last 24 years of regular therapy for understanding what it’s like to have ADHD and how to deal with ut

Written by K.R. on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She has been so amazing and understanding! And I thank her for everything she has done for me this far!

Written by E.V. on Nov 13, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amanda is a compassionate, kind, and caring therapist who listens to the concerns and problems that a client is going through in life. She gives great pointers on how to face situations head on in life. I would recommend anyone to her because she goes out of her way to make sure you are on the right path in life. I look forward to every therapy session with her because she always has new insight to give to me every time.

Written by J.A. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 7 months

She’s great!

Written by A.I. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months

From day one counseling I have been in good hands with Amanda. Amanda has been so helpful and supportive since I started my jounney on BetterHelp. I could have not asked for a better counseler. The connection I have made with Amanda is genuine and amazing. I can't thank Amanda enough!

Written by A.L. on Jul 15, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is so easy to talk to and get along with. I love how personable she is and helpful she is!!

Written by B.R. on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She’s great and easy to talk to.

Written by K.A. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and adhd

I felt an immediate connection with Amanda. She listened to me and was able to pinpoint the things that were most important. In a short period of time she validated my feelings, offered suggestions for dealing with my situation, and made sure I had some ways of dealing with my anxiety. She's really great!

Written by K.E. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amanda has been an awesome person from the start. She listens to me and is super helpful with my concerns. I’m thankful for BetterHelp connecting me with her!

Written by C.H. on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Amanda is personable, easy to talk to, asks the right questions to highlight your own thought process and provoke insight into what makes you you. Very encouraging and helpful at reframing things to let you see it from a different angle. While she can be tricky to book in with (quite a busy schedule) she’s positively worth the wait.

Written by S.E. on Apr 23, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I just had my first session with Amanda and I was very pleased with her attitude and service. I felt as if everything I had to say was valid and heard. We related on multiple subjects and it felt great knowing I wasn’t alone while talking to her.

Written by J.E. on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Amanda has been wonderful so far! She is empathetic, which I really appreciate. I am very comfortable with speaking to her. She has remembered everything I have told her so far, which lets me know she has been actively listening to me every session we've had. Thank you for your compassion, Amanda!

Written by T.I. on Mar 12, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Amanda is great, listens very well. Super insightful.

Written by B.L. on Mar 05, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Starting better help was a huge step out of my comfort zone but Amanda has been absolutely wonderful in making me feel comfortable !

Written by L.A. on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Amanda really listens to you, and helps you understand why you may be feeling a certain way, all the while validating your feelings and expanding on them to get a bigger picture of what’s going on. I’ve felt more confident after every session I’ve had (which has only been a few so far). She’s very helpful and compassionate!