Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has worked in the mental health field since 2004 and wants to see her clients live holistic, full, integrated lives and thus in collaboration with the client attempts to address all concerns in a way that is customized to each individual person's needs and wants. For some individuals this will mean homework outside of sessions (CBT), for others it may mean the use of a specialized technique (like EMDR), and for some individuals this may mean traditional talk therapy (perhaps in conjunction with walking during therapy). Amanda sees adults for individual and group therapy for varying concerns including but not limited to grief, trauma, sexual addictions, depression, and anxiety.
Amanda has spent several years treating (primarily male) adults with a history of sexual misconduct at Medlin Treatment Center where she served as Assistant Director of the Sexual Deviancy Program. Though this population is considered to be difficult to treat she believes working with this population has made her a better therapist in that she can have empathy and unconditional positive regard for anyone, regardless of the circumstances the person has found themselves in or the harmful behavior they have committed towards others. She is astute in navigating the tension with holding clients accountable for their behaviors while also having a deep compassion in understanding how those behaviors developed.
Amanda and her husband have been married since 2006. They enjoy traveling, hiking, and trying new restaurants in the area. Individually, she volunteers with Refugee families in assisting their acclimation to life in the United States. She also enjoys being creative in the kitchen and spending time with her girlfriends.
Licensed Professional Counselor
M.A. Professional Counseling
Richmont Graduate University
ATSA - Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers