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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LMFT #80876 (Expires: 2021-09-01)
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.
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.
I am so thankful I have been able to work with Amanda. She is kind, caring, provides wonderful feedback, challenges me when I need it, reassures me, and most importantly creates a safe space in order for me to share and heal.
I really enjoy talking with Amanda! She's helped me through a tough break up and is always there for me. She answers all my questions and is a great supporter!
Amanda recently helped me through a difficult patch of college. Her calm, insightful words were a grounding presence during a tough time. Our conversations had a similar tone to that of one between me and a good friend. Would definitely recommend!
Amanda makes me feel heard and understood. She is also very warm and knowledgeable and gives good practical tips as well. I am very pleased with my therapy sessions with her so far and look forward to our future chats and messages.
She is great.
Amanda is clear and concise. She is matter of fact, reassuring, and asks exactly the right questions to get me thinking in the right direction.
Amanda is the best therapist I’ve worked with. I’m so grateful for her help! She listens and responds with empathy and actionable suggestions. Love working with her!
Amanda is an excellent counselor who I've had an incredibly positive experience with - and at a time where I really needed it. She listens, responds, and offers constructive feedback. 10/10!
Originally, I wasn't sure how I felt about counseling through chats, but I've found that I express my thoughts better when I'm writing them instead of talking. Amanda has been really great at helping me sort out my thoughts and feelings especially about my relationship. It's nice to have someone who knows how to ask the right questions.
Amanda has been great. Even just verbalizing the stuff in my head has helped so much. And she’ll say things that I’ll repeat to myself like wow she’s right! I’ve seen lots of improvement in myself and this was my first time getting counseling. Would recommend to a friend!
Amanda really takes the time to understand your perspective and help you through challenges. I love that our sessions always feel like I'm having a really deep conversation with a close girlfriend, it's so connected and helpful. She also is quite good at getting to the root of the situation, rather than dealing with what's just at the surface.
Amanda is really nice and understanding. I really like Amanda.
Amanda saved the day during an incredibly stressful period in my life. I felt like she truly listened to my concerns and offered the support I needed to carry forward.
Amanda has been great in helping me get better as a person. I am married with two children and I am here because of them. Amanda has been helpful in me understanding a lot about my wife, myself, my marriage, and I couldn’t be more grateful than I am right for BetterHelp connecting to her.
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!
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.
Amanda is very caring and helps to provide you with step-by-step solutions and practical advice.
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.
She's an A+ for me!
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.
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! :)