Most of us grow up with the hope of good things to come. As the journey of life takes shape, however, unforeseen struggles, challenges, and losses might leave a once hopeful person feeling depressed, anxious, unworthy, grief-stricken, or simply defeated. Amanda has experienced disappointments and hardships in her own life and decided to survive them and overcome with resilience. She believes that sometimes we need some help along the way to make ourselves spiritually fierce and to encourage unexpected surprises not yet seen.
Amanda also believes that effective communication is vital to healthy relationships, as well as an understanding of having a full self-concept. She would like to help others find the confidence within to create meaningful and trusting relationships, trusting in their own voice to make powerful and life-changing decisions.
Amanda helps people become aware of unconscious material that might awaken an understanding of present inner pain masking as symptoms. A welcoming safe space is provided to attain this. She will walk alongside of you in your journey of self-discovery and healing. The therapeutic space is sacred & one that is co-created between client and therapist. Amanda works with people of all faith backgrounds and meets them where they are in their journey.
Amanda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #120943. Amanda graduated from the University of South Carolina, earning her B.A. in Theatre & Speech and obtained her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. Amanda is trained in EMDR and offers that approach to her clients if dealing with trauma. Amanda is also certified as a facilitator in Prepare/Enrich and enjoys working with premarital and marital couples. She worked in the entertainment industry for many years and has an eclectic theoretical framework through a Christian lens. One of her favorite Bible verses reads: "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything" (James 1:2-4, NIV).