Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed in Kentucky, who first gained experience through community mental health and the public school system. My approach to therapy is to treat the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. I believe that the problems we experience in life are the result of a broken and fallen world that craves redemption through our Savior, Jesus Christ. My goal, whether working with individuals or couples, I tend to customize my approach to each client according to their needs, their personality, and their situation. With someone I may tend more toward cognitive-behavioral techniques, with someone else more solution-focused, or another person I may be more person-centered.
I believe the best way I can serve another person is to use my spiritual gift of mercy and exhortation to lend a empathetic shoulder to lean on with no judgement. My interest is in gaining understanding each person and their experience of their world. My clients tend to experience sessions with me to be like spending time with a sister, mother, or close friend.
Together we can process what is creating problems in your life and I will walk with you through your journey to the other side. I am not the expert on you, but I can go through the healing with you.
For the last five years, I have had a very successful private practice. During that time I have seen an increasing number of my clients who reach out to me during my off hours, primarily via text. Working with these clients in the moment of their distress rather than waiting for the next appointment in the office has proven to be very beneficial to the client's progress. That is why I am so excited to join BetterHelp. I believe technology is the way more people feel the most comfortable to be their truest, most vulnerable selves. Through the use of technology and as much anonymity as you require to feel comfortable, clients can reveal more of themselves more quickly than traditional face-to-face sessions.
I hope to connect with you soon. Let us journey through life's challenges together.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
LMFT #106833 (Expires: 2021-01-14)
I was afraid of counseling at first because I felt like whoever I met with would not truly understand me and what I was feeling, but Amanda let me talk about myself and my feelings before she said much and she surprisingly understood me very quickly and remembers little details from when I talk. I felt very comfortable opening up to her after that because I feel like she really understood what I was feeling and I trust her to suggest techniques and advise me. I appreciate when she throws in examples from her life because it makes her seem like more of a friend than just a therapist. I would definitely recommend Amanda to anyone seeking mental help because I can already tell a noticeable difference in just a few wonderful sessions.
I feel a good connection with her and that she understands what I'm going through. She seems more understanding and sympathetic than my last counselor I had on here. She is helping me with my spiritual struggle in my difficult time which is what I was needing.
She is awesome! She helps me sooo much!!!