Amanda earned her Bachelor of Science in Special Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a focus on learning disabilities and behavior disorders and obtained certifications as a Learning Behavior Specialist I (K-12). Amanda devoted fifteen years to being an educator of Children with Disabilities and Behavior Disorders, during which time she successfully treated and implemented two separate behavior programs for students ranging from ages 8-21. She had the wonderful opportunity to work with a diverse population of at risk students and worked closely with parents and guardians in this process. Amanda enjoys working with children, teens, and young adults in helping them adapt their lifestyle for success to reach their potential goals. Her passion is empowering youth, parents and guardians, to work together to build a solid foundation and purposeful life. In 2014, Amanda achieved her Master of Arts in School Counseling and in 2017 received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling.
Amanda has an integrative psychotherapy approach to her counseling. She addresses the needs of her clients through different techniques such as cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and client centered. Amanda strives to help her clients focus on fostering individual growth to learn adaptive behaviors that allow them to function and thrive within their lifestyle and environment.
Amanda offers guidance to clients of all ages and backgrounds, without judgment, treating each individual and their circumstance without bias or preconceived notions. Her genuine belief in people and wanting each person to know their worth is important to her. She will focus on helping you achieve your personal goals. Amanda looks forward to furthering her training in the direction of assisting others in dealing with grief and life’s losses, as this is a personal and professional passion of hers.