Amanda has over five years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families providing therapeutic services in various clinical settings.
Prior to working at Hope Springs, Amanda worked with adults and children who struggled with complex trauma in addition to interpersonal and family relationship problems. Amanda has past experience working with clients in the criminal justice system, as well as clients with severe mood disorders who required inpatient psychiatric care. She has also provided family therapy and parent coaching in other clinical environments.
Amanda has experience working with a wide variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, and other childhood behavioral issues. She has also worked with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Learning from many diverse experiences, Amanda utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing and various other treatment approaches within her work with children, adolescents and adults. She has been trained in Illinois Medicaid-Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (IM-CANS). Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminology from Eastern Illinois University; Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from Eastern Illinois University