Hi! My name is Amanda and I am 30 years old. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Indiana with 7 years of experience working in the field. I earned my Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of Southern Indiana as well as my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. Since then, I have worked in inner city school settings, community mental health, home based settings, and hospital settings. I have a great deal of experience working with clients who are struggling with symptoms related to ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, anger management, adjustment/transition issues, relationship and parenting difficulties.
When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband, our new baby boy, and our two dogs. I believe our pets can be a great support and coping skill!
In the therapeutic process, first and foremost I build rapport with my clients as I believe this is the necessary framework to have success in therapy. I utilize treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing during therapy sessions. In sessions I will assist my clients in exploring thoughts/feelings/behaviors and making steps to reach the goals that they desire. I am also certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist clients in facing and overcoming their feelings related to abuse/neglect/traumatic events in their past.
It's such an accomplishment that you are taking the first step in reaching out for help. Mental health is just one small component of your overall well being and I would love to help you develop some strategies to make some positive changes. I know it can be difficult and scary, but I will be there along the way to help you reach your goals and improve your overall well being.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
LCSW #34007291A (Expires: 2020-04-30)
Amanda always responds in a timely manner. She listens to what I say, asks follow up questions to better understand, and seems engaged in her responses.
Amanda Waggoner was great and understanding. She was there for me whenever I needed and asked great questions to help me work through things. She gave me helpful options to work through my stuff.
Amanda has really helped me in such a short amount of time. She has allowed me to work things out that I have been experiencing from weeks to months to years. She listens very well, offers great advice, gives you a variety of choices to which you can get in contact with her as far as sessions go. I would highly recommend her and this website to anyone that felt they absolutely needed it.