Amanda Wiginton

(LMFT)

About Me

Throughout our lives, we are faced with many challenges and counseling can help provide the tools needed to overcome these life obstacles in a healthy way. It is vitally important to the therapeutic process to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and trust. I hope to be this person for you. I believe that therapy is a collaboration and together we can focus on issues that may be negatively impacting your healthy development such as adjustment to disability, depression & anxiety, attention difficulties & learning issues, bullying of children, self-injurious behavior, anger management, poor self-esteem, parent/child conflicts, and grief and loss. Counseling is different for every person and I work to tailor my treatment specifically to your needs and personality in order to help you in best possible way.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with years of experience working with people to enhance their lives through developing new skills and tools to tackle life's challenges. I look forward to working with you! I have practiced Individual, Group, and Family Therapy in several settings including: Traditional Practice, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Schools, Group homes, and Alternative to Incarceration Programs.

I attended the University of San Diego and majored in Psychology and minored Sociology. I continued my education at the University of San Diego and received my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Career, Bipolar, Depression

Years of Experience: 8

Licensing

LMFT #80876 (Expires: 2019-09-30)


Reviews

Written by M.E. on Feb 13, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, career, and bipolar

She “talks” like a real human with her words or messages. Not super black and white and very professional, which is what I wanted. It’s more like chatting with a girlfriend while getting into some deeper issues. She’s great!

Written by A.R. on Jan 30, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Amanda changed the way that I approach difficult situations and moments. Thank you for your expertise and the thought-provoking questions! I feel like I’m growing and healing because of our interactions.

Written by .. on Jan 03, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Amanda is very caring and helps to provide you with step-by-step solutions and practical advice.

Written by A.N. on Nov 23, 2017 after counseling with Amanda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger, and career

Amanda has made it a point to accommodate me throughout the week with options on how to communicate. I've built a bond with her and I don't feel so alone anymore.

Written by N.I. on Oct 28, 2017 after counseling with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and intimacy-related

She's an A+ for me!

Written by H.E. on Oct 25, 2017 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

I appreciate her already, she’s helped me through a rough couple of weeks. If I hadn’t had her to talk to, I would have really been miserable.

Written by J.A. on Oct 23, 2017 after counseling with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, and bipolar

Amanda has helped me a lot through issues in my relationship. She listened to all of my concerns and answered all of my questions in a friendly and professional manner! I couldn't have asked for a better experience! :)