Amanda’s Journey to Becoming a Counselor

I am a Colorado native and have spent my life up to this point living in Colorado. I have spent most of my life living by the foothills and being surrounded by the mountains and nature, which I love.

I began my journey with education knowing I wanted to be able to help and support people. While taking my first psychology class in college I found I was captivated by how we as humans develop and how our experiences shape who we become. That ultimately lead me to getting my Bachelors Degree in Psychology. I found a passion for what I was learning and knew that to continue my journey I need to further my education. As I continue my journey of growth and passion to help people, I knew counseling was the road for me to follow. I have a passion for helping people and making a change in their lives.

Amanda’s Approach to Counseling

As a counselor I believe in taking a relational approach. I believe this helps to create an open, safe, and trusting environment that allows for growth and healing. I believe in working collaboratively while working with individuals to allow for the growth and developmental goals that they see fit. I believe that the way we interpret our world and the experiences that happen to us have a large impact on how we react. I believe everyone has the tools necessary to make the changes they see for themselves, and I am here to help discover those tools and how to use them to make changes.

Amanda’s Desired Specialties

I am interested in working with adolescents, young adults, and adults who struggle with:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Grief & Loss
  • Unmanageable Emotions
  • Depression
  • Self-Confidence

While we do not have control over everything that happens to us, I do believe that we can control how we react.

 Degrees, Memberships, and Trainings

  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology – Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Currently getting my Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling – Colorado Christian University (CACREP)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA) Member
  • Colorado Counseling Association (CCA) Member

I am working towards getting my Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Colorado Christian University (CCU), a CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) university. At CCU I have received training in individual therapy, group therapy, human growth and development, crisis and trauma, ethics, theories of counseling, and psychopathology. Currently getting trained in Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy.