Amanda (they≥she) is a warm and grounded being who loves the creative process of accompanying clients on their unique journeys of self-exploration and wellness. They engage in therapy from an embodied, trauma-informed, and social justice-oriented framework that allows them to meet and celebrate you right where you are and honor the beautiful complexity of your life's story. Amanda's passion for somatics is rooted in her belief that embodiment is a deeply liberating endeavor - one that prioritizes your inner wisdom and sensate knowing and actively deconstructs the impact of systemic oppressions on your body, psyche, and soul.
Amanda is a queer and genderqueer person who has extensive experience serving LGBTQQIAP2+, gender expansive/creative/non-conforming, and transgender populations. They work well with young adults and adults who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and/or complex developmental trauma and who want relief from unwanted conditioning and limiting self-beliefs in order to live more fully in their embodied truths. Amanda will collaborate with you to identify the strengths and resources that already serve you and support you in discovering and building new tools for greater self-awareness and ease of emotional expression and regulation. She utilizes parts work, expressive arts, mindfulness, ritual arts, archetypal wisdom, and your connection to the natural world to help you uncover both wounds and gifts and develop a greater sense of integrated wholeness.
Amanda's therapeutic approach is informed by a Master's in Somatic Psychotherapy, further training in the neurobiology of trauma with Dr. Janina Fisher, professional training and personal experience with Hakomi Mindful Somatic Therapy and Relational Somatic Healing, training and ongoing practice in authentic movement modalities, and years working in the fields of education and massage therapy. They have also trained in MDMA-assisted therapy with MAPS and she has extensive personal experience navigating non-ordinary states of consciousness. They know first-hand the importance of a safe and supportive container and an attuned and skilled guide when utilizing these portals for healing. Amanda views their work with you as sacred and she is honored to be a part of this chapter of discovery and transformation.