Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is passionate about providing counseling services to children and adolescents, as well as parents and families with the goal of encouraging growth, enhancing functioning, enriching family interactions, and equipping parents. She has experience in counseling children and adolescents who have struggled with anxiety, behavior problems, bullying, depression, self-esteem, and adjustment to transitions such as divorce or separation. Believing that children best express themselves through play and creativity, Amanda's approach to counseling utilizes several art, play, and sand-tray therapy techniques.
In addition to working with children and adolescents, Amanda also provides individual counseling to adults dealing with a variety of concerns. She has a particular interest in anxiety and women's self-esteem.
Prior to Heritage, Amanda gained her clinical experience at a youth and family community counseling agency where she conducted both individual and group therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Amanda currently serves as the leader of the children's ministry at her church.
Amanda received her Bachelor's degrees in psychology and theology from Trinity Christian College and her Master's degree in mental health counseling from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She is a professional member of the American Counseling Association.