If you need someone to talk to I am a good listener. I am passionate about helping people succeed in reaching their personal goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy helping people gain insight and develop new perspectives. I maintain Christian values and integrate these values into my work with patients. My practice focuses on the treatment of Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma. I incorporate Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Exposure techniques into my treatment approach. These are effective methods for treating both anxiety and depressive disorders. I am also trained in EMDR therapy, which is very effective for treating trauma.
Patients often find relief in realizing that their struggles do not own them, and that there are many options available for regaining hope in their lives. I can help you sort out the environmental, biological and circumstantial factors in your life while offering support and care. If any of the above issues resonate with you, we can find a solution that works.
Amanda is the founder and CEO of Buckner Mental Health Services, LLC. She is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW). She has over 15 years of experience working with individuals, children and families. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Wichita State University, and graduated from Newman University (Wichita, KS) in 2009 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. In 2012 she graduated from Mid America Nazarene University (Olathe, KS) with a Certificate in Play Therapy. Amanda is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Association of Play Therapy (APT).