"I’m having issues with this relationship. Most therapists don’t seem to understand it. I need therapy that is responsive to my specific situation and family. Family and friends don’t seem to understand my situation. Life is just not going as smoothly as I need it to, because my situation is not 'mainstream'. "

Do you feel like you need guidance to help you get through depression, anger, doubt, or anxiety?

Do you deal with self-esteem, relationship, sexual issues, or a feeling of isolation stemming from feeling separated from larger society?

Are you wondering if this feeling or situation you have found yourself in is "normal"?

If you can relate to these questions, I can help.

 

I work with individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing relationship issues, sexual issues, or issues arising from special sexual populations, alternative identities, and teen related issues.

My clients know they can expect an open and accepting atmosphere, as well as a non-judgmental approach. We work together to insure each person has a clear goal, and room to work on that goal effectively.

Due to the diversity that sits with me each week, I have a broad and compassionate approach. And also a willingness to adjust as needed or even learn or try different approaches to help every person reach their goals.

We will manage social anxiety, alleviate depression, and learn anger and stress management together. I also treat unhelpful coping mechanisms, such as video game and internet addiction. In doing so, our goal will be to help reduce anxiety and mind-chatter to give you more peace and smoother relationships.

I offer in office and online sessions during evening hours as well as traditional office hours.

The practice offers private parking.

I also have the ability to make alternative arrangements based on individual family needs.


 

Amanda primarily uses the Strengths Based approach in therapy; starting with validating where each person is in their life’s journey, and then helping them reach their goals through self-acceptance and using their unique strengths grow in the direction they desire for their life.

Areas of Focus:

Amanda’s specific areas of focus include sexual concerns and relationships. Some areas of specialty within these categories are:

  • Couples Counseling
  • Disabilities & Sexuality
  • Kink
  • Polyamory
  • LGBTQIA Relationships
  • Aging & Sexuality

She also has experience in working with:

  • social anxiety
  • depression
  • generalized anxiety
  • self harm
  • anger management
  • coping skills
  • suicidal ideation,
  • video game/ internet addiction
  • stress management
  • divorce
  • grief
  • obsessive compulsive disorder

Treatment Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Strengths Based.

Environment:

To maximize the success of her clients, Amanda’s office is both private and easily accessible. She strives to create a relaxing and welcoming environment for all of her clients.

If distance or physical ability will be concerns, she also provides secure online counseling through ClockTree.

Any additional accommodations can be discussed as needed.

 


Hobbies:

Amanda enjoys being outdoors, including hiking, caving, and kayaking.

She also enjoys crafting, anime, and reading.


Education:

Masters in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2010.

Bachelors in Social Work from Campbell University in 2009.

School Internships included Long Term Care and Hospice and Senior Services.


Amanda has worked with clients from many different backgrounds


She is open to listen
and able to offer insight
within multiple topics

Some of these topics include:

  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder​
  • Caregiver Support/Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Family Therapy
  • Grief or Loss

 

 

 

  • KINK Counseling and Guidance
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pre-marital Counseling
  • Phobias/Fears
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Video Game Addiction