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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
CA LMFT 80876
Shes is by far understanding and very helpful in my situation. She also gives very good exercises for me to try. I am greatful she is helping me with all thats going on with me.
Written on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and parenting issues
Amanda has been consistently supportive, contacts me regularly, and responds in a prompt manner even though I rarely respond consistently. She's helped provide me with an outlet to talk about my worries without feeling like a burden, and has taught me how to help myself in tough situations.
Written on Jan 08, 2021 after therapy with Amanda for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Amanda asks a lot of probing questions that leave me making deep inquiries about myself while also offering great empathy. She has great communication and understands the virtual platform well.
Written on Sep 08, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adh
Amanda is a very special therapist. She is gifted at listening and understanding what is really going on in my life. To be able to intuit the essence of my problem along with me and help me craft ways through them - Amanda’s expert guidance has helped me so much. I’ve been a client of Amanda’s for over 2 years, and she is one of the best therapists I’ve had. She responds to my emails thoughtfully and quickly, which means a lot and shows me I am a priority to her. I’m not someone who likes “email therapy” but I’ve learned that the practice of emailing/writing down my concerns and problems and questions is itself therapeutic. Amanda has taught me lessons and shown me how to break bad patterns in my life and I am forever grateful. Thank you Amanda!!!!!
Written on Jun 10, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties
Amanda Wiginton is compassionate and understanding. She works with you at your pace and creates a conversational environment. It is like writing to a friend. Working with Amanda over the last couple of months has been very helpful.
Written on May 23, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
I love that she doesn't give off the vibe of judgement but has suggestions and helps me re-think EVERY negative thought or emotion. She goes through the obstacles I'm facing with me. Where I think I'm super complicated she gets me and understands me.
Written on May 22, 2020 after therapy with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues