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About Me

Trauma Counselor | First Responder Wife | Mom of Four

   Hello, I’m Amanda and I’m a therapist who gets it because I am the wife of a First Responder.  I myself, have also worked in high-intensity settings.

   I know it’s possible to effectively cope with chronic stress and create more connection in your home because I’ve done it myself and I’ve helped countless other clients take control of their own wellness.

   I created this service as a way to support First Responders and their families because I have seen respect for first responders dramatically decline over the past few years which has put even more pressure on individuals who already work in a flawed and broken system.

   Helping First Responders and their families is my way of doing my part. If I can help even one family, I’ll know I have fulfilled my purpose. 

  My undergraduate degree is from Western Kentucky University and I received my Masters from the University of Louisville.  My foundational experiences were in foster care, forensics, domestic violence, pediatric trauma, adult trauma and hospice. I hold clinical certifications in Trauma and Mindfulness for anxiety, depression and intimacy. I utilize a strengths based approach drawing upon CBT, DBT, ACT and somatic interventions. Each client may need something different in order to reach their potential.

   When I am not seeing clients, I teach gymnastics at a local gym for fun. At home, I love to work out, do Yoga, cook, garden, travel, read books, and spend a lot of time outside. We also have a German Shepherd named Deuce that works with my husband.  He will sometimes join us for sessions :)

 

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