About Me

I have been a therapist since 2014 when I graduated with my masters degree in social work from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. After graduating with my bachelors in social work in 2012 and working for a year at a homeless shelter, I knew there was more that I wanted to be doing, which led me back to school to continue my education. I finished all of my clinical hours for licensure in April of 2018, which is when I became an LCSW. I have worked at three different outpatient mental health centers during my time of practice, all which served different ages, diagnoses, and stages of life. The majority of my experience comes in working with individuals learning to cope with anxiety, stress, depression, addictions, trauma, abuse, parenting issues, life transitions, relational issues and grief and loss. I may be the “therapist,” but no one knows you like you do, and that is why I make it a priority to make sure we use my expertise, as well as yours to make sure we get you where you want to be! I traditionally come from a strengths based background/approach for this reason. I have taken certified courses in Trauma Focused CBT, and in treating Anxiety. I can’t promise I won’t respectfully try to challenge you throughout this process, but you have the power to choose what feels right for you. I understand that this is a difficult spot to be in, and that the thought of needing “therapy” can sometimes seem unnecessary, but I really hope that you can look at this like a partnership where I can provide you with certain tools that will help you on your journey. There is no such thing as a stupid question, a ridiculous thought, or a reason to be embarrassed. Everyone handles stress and life transitions differently, and if it weren’t for that we wouldn’t have the uniqueness that helps us all accelerate at different things. I am honored to get to hear your story, and to be your sounding board at this time of transition.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Domestic Violence , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #67544 (Expires: 2022-12-31)

LCSW #C011440 (Expires: 2023-05-11)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amanda Wentz. 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.

Written by J.O. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

This resource has helped me quite a bit. Amanda is everything that one could want in a therapist. Smart, insightful, very kind. I appreciate her help very much.

Written by L.A. on Jan 10, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s is so encouraging and compassionate and patient with me. I trust her!

Written by A.M. on Oct 01, 2019 after therapy with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I could not be happier with Amanda. She is so helpful for me!

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