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Amanda Sharp-Potter, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Sleeping disorders Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical social Worker with over 7 years' experience. In that time, I have worked with individuals and families within the community, during crisis response calls, in the prison system and while hospitalized. These experiences allowed me to utilize various theories and treatments. Together we can utilize solution focused treatment, strength based, person centered therapies and mindfulness. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectal behavioral therapies.
Each individual is unique. Therefore, the practices we use should reflect this.
The first step was incredibly brave. You are here, looking for the individual that will take the next steps on the journey with you. I hope to see you along this journey.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

IL LCSW 149.023920


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amanda Sharp-Potter. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Amanda has been an amazing sounding board for me these last several months. I appreciate that she takes my concerns seriously; she's always ready to share a worksheet or website or research to help me better understand my anxiety and how to deal with it. She challenges me to push myself but respects my fear and helps me work through it. She's sympathetic to gripes about my family and offers me ways to work with them to meet everyone's needs. I really enjoy my sessions with her; I'm so happy to have a partner to help me battle anxiety!

Written on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

She is a very good therapist. She always listens and is very understanding.

Written on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Amanda is a good listener, empath and guide to her client in their journey to discover themselves.

Written on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Amanda is a very sweet and empathetic therapist that genuinely cares about her clients. I love it when she offers me worksheets to do outside of our sessions!

Written on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Love Amanda❤️

Written on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

This really helped me a lot and the discussion methods of Amanda were really friendly and helped me think outside of the box

Written on Nov 26, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and self esteem