Amanda obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling on the Child and Adolescent track from Marquette University. She has experience counseling youth with ADHD and autism, helping them overcome persistent demand avoidance, build executive functioning skills, and develop coping strategies while going through transitional life stages.
Amanda’s specialties include working with children and adolescents in the areas of anxiety and depression through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She deeply values the uniqueness of each person’s mental health journey, and takes a holistic approach to working with clients. This means working collaboratively and personalizing evidence-based therapy to the meet the needs of each person. Her creative use of solution-focused therapy allows the client to grow according to their own individual needs. This includes goal-identification through the use of motivational interviewing, tracking progress together in session, and fostering independence outside of the therapeutic setting—and not being afraid to be flexible!
In Amanda’s sessions, you can expect acceptance of all racial, ethnic, and religious identities. She also has experience working with the LGBTQ+ community, and values providing a safe, welcoming space for a client to express themselves. Her goal, above all, is to create a judgement-free therapeutic environment for everyone centered around the ideals of empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard.
- Children and Adolescents
- Mood, Anxiety, and Depression
- CBT & Solution-Focused Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- ADHD & Executive Functioning Skills
- Persistent Demand Avoidance
- LGBTQ+ Informed Therapy