Amanda Beard M.S., Licensed Professional Counselor
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”- Dr. Brené Brown
Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned a bachelor’s degree at The University of North Texas in Human Development and Family Studies. She then earned a master’s degree in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she studied human trafficking for a month in Romania and Hungary. She has experience working within the foster care system with adolescents/teens and with adults in community settings. Amanda also has experience working with HIV+ individuals. She is passionate about working with clients who have experienced abuse and neglect. She has provided services to individuals ages 12 and up.
Using an Adlerian and Person-Centered theoretical approach, Amanda encourages a collaborative relationship and radical authenticity with each client. She facilitates a warm and supportive environment to create lasting change. She believes change can occur when clients experience a judgement-free relationship and work towards self-acceptance. She encourages and empowers clients to grow and reach their full potential. Amanda works individually with each client to obtain their desired treatment goals.
Amanda’s Areas of Interests Include:
- Teen/Adolescent therapy
- Trauma/Complex trauma
- Life transitions
- LGBTQ+ affirming
- Exposure Response Prevention Trained
- EMDR Trained
- Adlerian Therapy
- Person Centered Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Trauma Informed Care
*The phone number and email address listed above is used during office hours only (9am-6pm) for scheduling purposes and non-emergencies.
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**Amanda is actively working on becoming paneled with UHC, BCBS, Cigna, and Aetna. Call for discount pricing!
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