My name is Amanda. I am a follower of Jesus Christ and consider him to be the great Counselor. I incorporate Christian values into my practice. Don’t worry, I won’t push my beliefs onto you, this is just where I stand. If you need someone to talk to I am a good listener. I am impassioned about good mental health and helping people succeed in reaching their personal goals. I myself know what it is like to struggle with the ups and downs of everyday life. I can also relate to the intense feelings of having a family member with a mental illness. I don’t believe in “cookie cutter” approaches to therapy. I feel that every individuals needs are different, and therefore every therapy approach should reflect that. I enjoy helping people gain insight and develop new perspectives. Together we can find a solution that works.
I am a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW). I have over 14 years of experience working with individuals, children and families. From a young age I knew I wanted to serve others. As a result, I received my 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 I graduated from Mid America Nazarene University (Olathe, KS) with a Certificate in Play Therapy.