Amanda has worked with teens and adults with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, life transitions, stress and anger management. She has also worked with children and adolescents from several backgrounds from group homes to community-based settings.
Amanda is a strong advocate of using cognitive behavioral therapy and a strength-based perspective in practice to help individuals develop the techniques, solutions, and answers to overcome obstacles, heal, and become the best versions of themselves they can be. Through a trauma-informed lens, she knows that understanding an individual’s life experience is essential in delivering effective care. Through therapy she helps to empower the individual and works to create a safe and welcoming space for all to be successful.
Amanda is an avid football fan and currently lives in the suburbs of Chicago and has a golden retriever named Kona. She hopes to train Kona as a therapy dog to help communities cope with trauma, grief and stress.
I support people in finding their strengths, building on them, and finding balance and contentment in the emotional, relational, physical, cognitive, and spiritual components of their life. I seek to create a safe and respectful environment for individuals and couples to nurture growth and healing.
I uphold the autonomy within those seeking help. I gently challenge them to courageously face life’s invariable disappointments outside the therapy room and to embrace opportunities to encourage others in their life journey.