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 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

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Jun 12, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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.

Written by Y.A. on May 21, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management

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!

Written by S.T. on Feb 12, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

She is a really great help to my day to day life struggles. It feels like she really listens and responds to all my issues. She provides great worksheets to work through and is helping me tackle problems that I have not been able to deal with before. She is extremely responsive and thorough.

Written by B.I. on Feb 03, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and career difficulties

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!

Written by M.O. on Jan 29, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by L.Y. on Jan 21, 2019 after counseling with Amanda for 6 months on issues concerning depression, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

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!

Written by A.L. on Nov 21, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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.

Written by L.A. on Aug 18, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Amanda is really nice and understanding. I really like Amanda.

Written by M.A. on May 21, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by M.A. on Apr 03, 2018 after counseling with Amanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, and anger

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.

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! :)