Amanda is a licensed therapist with a masters degree in professional counseling. She has a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation. Amanda is passionate about treating the “whole person” by addressing mind, body and spiritual influences. Treating a person’s concerns holistically is important to her as she believe in the mind-body connection and that one effects the other. Amanda has specific training in working with children/teens and incorporates Expressive Arts and Play Therapy techniques to better speak their language in a non-confrontational way. Amanda has strong beliefs that keeping caretakers involved and informed throughout the treatment process with children is critical as attachment and relationships are a key component in the healing process. Through the lens of Emotionally Focused Therapy she is skilled in approaching interpersonal issues within relationships to foster the creation of secure bonds and re-organized emotional responses.