Hi, I'm Amanda

Grounded in research
Delivered with heart

tailored to you

forge your own path

I am a licensed therapist and certified mental performance consultant with a strong calling to empower others with the knowledge, awareness, and skills needed to navigate life on their own terms. My unique blend of experience, education, and training allows me to integrate effective strategies for high performance with proven approaches to mental health counseling to emphasize your personal strengths and values as important vehicles for change.

I offer a range of clinical and nonclinical services to individuals and groups with a variety of challenges and goals, including but not limited to the following:

  • Mindfulness-based interventions for depression, anxiety, stress, and performance
  • EMDR therapy for healing past trauma and symptoms of post-traumatic stress
  • Cognitive-behavioral counseling and skills training for coping with grief and loss, life transitions, relationship stress and conflict, body image, mood disorders, and more
  • Mental skills training for performance enhancement in competitive sport
  • Leadership development for managers, coaches, teachers, and entrepreneurs
  • Lifestyle coaching for behavior modification and habit formation related to health and wellness, productivity and time management, and effective communication
  • Compassionate communication for self-esteem, conflict resolution, and relationships

Tailored to you

Whatever your goals, there is no “one size fits all” approach, and I meet each client with dignity, compassion, and a deep respect for your lived experience. In order for change of any kind to be truly effective, we must consider the whole person in the context of their whole life. It’s not enough to quiet the past if we don’t have the resources to thrive in the future. Similarly, equipping ourselves with tools to manage our symptoms in the present is only a partial solution if we don’t also address their source in the past. Change is possible and it can be simple, but it must also be comprehensive and unique to you, your goals, and your values.

Experience

In addition to earning my MA in Counseling and PhD in Educational Psychology, I have completed specialized training in EMDR therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, DBT skills, internal family systems, nonviolent communication, and performance enhancement.

My clinical experience has focused on supporting adolescents, teens, and adults experiencing depression and anxiety, eating disorders, phobias, bereavement and loss, trauma and PTSD, relationship conflict, and life transitions.

I also have extensive experience working with athletes and performers at all levels of competition, including elite youth sailing, lacrosse, and beach volleyball, NCAA Division 1 softball, military adaptive sports, and Olympic and Paralympic throwing, wrestling, triathlon, and cycling.

Education & Credentials

Doctor of Philosophy
Educational Psychology - Concentration in the Psychosocial Aspects of Sport & Exercise
University of North Texas
Master of Arts
Counseling - Specialization in Sport & Exercise Psychology
Adler University
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA)
Washington - MC61089248
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Illinois - 178.012133
Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC)
Association for Applied Sport Psychology – 604
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Individual Therapy

Integrative, trauma-informed counseling services for adults and adolescents to promote self-healing and lasting change.

Mental Performance

Mindfulness-based skills training to elevate performance and enjoyment for athletes, exercisers, students, & executives.

Skills Groups

Collaborative learning and practice for peer groups to master strategies that minimize distress and maximize quality of life.

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