About Me


You’re not really sure why it is hard to get out of bed some mornings, or be motivated to want to do things. You’re not sure why you feel stuck or feel lost. It is frightening to think that this is how each day will be from now on. When you find yourself feeling scared, sad, alone, and overwhelmed after someone you loved has died; or having relationship challenges with your partner, children, friends, or family; or your child is acting out, not listening to you, and not able to talk about what is going on; or you don’t know how to get through past hurts and experiences that keep haunting your mind; or you really want to have a child so badly and nothing is working; or you feel so frustrated and stressed all time and can’t control it like you want to; something has to change! Life is not supposed to be this difficult.
You want to be able to find yourself, be at peace, be happy, more in control of your stress, feel better about life and embrace it with passion, and have great communication with all the people who are in your world. Picture you being the best you that you can be. Picture you being happy and able to overcome these obstacles that are present in your life. I can help you reconnect with yourself and succeed!
In just a few sessions, you will be able to feel a difference.

I have been in practice for over 19 years and I have experience in grief and loss, infertility, trauma, relationships, stress management, life transitions, anxiety and depression. I am certified in Rapid Trauma Resolution (RTR). I have helped children, teens, adults, and families successfully overcome their challenges and return to a happier and more peaceful lifestyle.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW8077 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Mar 01, 2021 after counseling with amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amy is extremely thoughtful and empathetic. She is happy to customize the experience so that I can better understand and follow the process.

Written by E.L. on Feb 17, 2021 after counseling with amy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Amy has truly helped transform my life and each day I appreciate more and more the work we have achieved together.

Written by A.I. on Feb 04, 2021 after counseling with amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Amy really helps me going through a though phase in my life. She replies fast and shows me tools for self help and reflection. I feel like she had a positive impact on my life already.

Written by T.O. on Jan 26, 2021 after counseling with amy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I can not speak highly enough of Amy. I’ve had a number of counselors in the past and none of them really seemed to understand me, but from day one I felt understood and cared for by Amy. She responds quickly, with care, and I never feel like a burden. Thank you for everything you do for me Amy!

Written by A.I. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with amy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amy is one of the best counselors I've ever worked with. She's been helping me through so many deep rooted anxieties by providing guidance and tools for a better frame of mind. She's always uplifting me and helping look at the positives in life. We also have a lot of similar interests which makes me feel very connected to her!

Written by Z.O. on Nov 20, 2020 after counseling with amy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Amy really helped me walk through a lot of issues i dealt with growing up and I feel like I've overcome/let go of a lot of issues that were holding me back in life. Thank you Amy!!

Written by J.O. on Nov 06, 2020 after counseling with amy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very responsive, personal and attentive counselor that has listened to my needs and adapted our counseling to maximize my success and growth!

Written by B.H. on Sep 25, 2020 after counseling with amy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve only had 2-3 sessions with Amy but so far she has listened and understood my mental chaos. She helps me sort of organize my thoughts in ways that helps me regulate my emotions. I look forward to continuing my work with Amy in becoming a healthier being.

Written by A.L. on Sep 16, 2020 after counseling with amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Amy is wonderful and I am excited and opptimistic about the future.

Written by M.E. on Aug 23, 2020 after counseling with amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and adhd

Amy has been a great match for me. She’s very kind and non-judgmental, and advocates for me when I lose hope in my own capabilities. She also provides very relevant worksheets. :)

Written by B.E. on Aug 22, 2020 after counseling with amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

She is a great listener and was got me through a very tough time in my life.

Written by M.O. on Aug 02, 2020 after counseling with amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Ms.Manko is amazing. I thought I was a lost cause, helpless. She’s showing me that I’m not. Although I haven’t been with her long she’s helped me so much. Her methods, her response time, her level of expertise, she’s a great counselor. I could go on all day but it’s best you’d get that full experience in person. Try her out.

Written by M.A. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Amy is really great. She listens to what’s currently on your mind while working through deeper issues which I really appreciate.