Amanda is a limited licensed social worker with a masters in clinical social work from Michigan State University with a certification in school social work. She has spent her entire career working with children, teens, adults and families in a variety of positions. In addition to being a therapist, Amanda has spent the last few years working as a school social worker supporting special education and general education middle school students. She has extensive experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, family/relationship issues, life transitions, and trauma.
Seeking therapy can be a vulnerable and courageous step in accepting that anxiousness, depression, strained relationships, or life situations have gotten in the way of living your best life. As a therapist, you can expect to find Amanda to be a compassionate and empathetic support on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. The therapeutic process is meant to be collaborative and engaging. Amanda’s primary goal is to provide a safe, open and unbiased environment for you to feel empowered to overcome the struggles you are encountering. You can expect her to use eclectic and client centered therapeutic techniques, specifically chosen for your needs. However, she primarily uses cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapy. Taking the first step towards therapy can be both challenging and rewarding. Finding the right therapist can be difficult but reaching out and making a connection to build a trusting relationship is the first step to healing. She recognizes everyone has unique stories and experiences that have led them to where they are today and wants to help every client work through their struggles they are encountering to try and find the positives in their lives.
I love traveling. Everything from camping to tropical vacations.
My biggest indulgence is ice cream!
My favorite thing to do is spend time at home with my family.