My name is Amanda Watson, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor currently licensed in the District of Columbia and Louisiana. I have nearly 9 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with people of all ages in a variety of settings including in the community, in client's homes, at schools, in more traditional offices, and online. My unique and varied experiences have helped me to develop a holistic understanding of clients' lives. I have immense respect for my clients, and I always approach counseling with warmth, without judgment, and with the goal of trying to understand each individual's unique reality.
I am available to provide individual counseling to older adolescents and adults for a variety of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress-management, trauma, and grief.
I primarily approach counseling from a Cognitive-Behavioral perspective in that patterns of thoughts and actions are explored in order to better understand your emotions and problems and, ultimately, to develop solutions. I also draw from other theoretical orientations including Person-Centered and Narrative in the sense that I truly listen, I will approach you with unconditional positive regard, and I can help you make meaning of and re-write your personal story. I will tailor our conversations in a way that suits your needs.
I hope to create an environment of trust, honesty, and empowerment to assist you in developing insight and fostering personal growth.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy
DC LPC PRC14994
LA LPC 8060
Amanda has been a great help. She is caring, a good listener, and attentive to your emotions. She also has given me tools to help center myself.
Written on Dec 17, 2022 after therapy with Amanda for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Amanda is amazing! She has helped me so much with my anger management, boundary setting, and relationship issues!
Written on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management
Amanda is a great counselor with a lot of tact. She listens and understands view points but also challenges them in ways that lead to healthier thoughts and behaviors. Awesome!
Written on Aug 26, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Amanda is great. I made huge progress in a short amount of time. I’m really happy with her and BetterHelp.
Written on May 14, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 4 months
A wonderful listener and engaging therapist! She allows me to explore the issue on a deeper level by asking the right questions.
Written on Apr 14, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue