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“Things are going well. We saw Amanda for premarital and couples therapy. We are now married so there is a little less stress in our lives, in some ways! We both definitely greatly benefited from Amanda’s counseling and we still go back to things she said or things we realized because of her all the time - so thank you!”Apr 11, 2016
Amanda is a phenomenal therapist who "gets it". She naturally adjusts to each client's needs and walks with them to navigate the messy things. Her attitude is always supportive and positive, truly focused on helping her clients be the "best version of me" possible. Amanda's clients have consistently commented on her innate ability to sort through the weeds to find that special sprout, nurture it, water it, and provide an environment that promotes growth. If you are looking for a professional who is real and strongly rooted in ethics and values to walk with you through the challenges- just stop. Amanda is it.Apr 7, 2016
Amanda encouraged me to keep trying. She helped me find a better perspective, and definitely provided clarity. After being in a state of limbo, I feel like I’m on a better path, the right path, but I needed help to get there. Now I am looking forward to progress instead of dreading failure. I am thankful for Amanda’s empathy and patience as I continue forward. Amanda was better than the in-office therapist I visited in the past by miles, and the flexibility of the online model is something that many, many working professionals can get value out of.Apr 7, 2016
Thank you! Thank You! THANK YOU!!! Without this service I would have never met Amanda. She got out of me something I couldn’t tell myself/admit to for the last 9 years. It’s been painful to think about answering the questions she asked, but those are feelings I never allowed myself to have. I just wanted to thank her for a genius concept and execution. Amanda has been a life changer and a freedom giver. I was initially curious as to how I would feel communicating over Skype, but it was surprisingly comfortable (especially since I could remain in my pajamas at home). Amanda was super easy to talk to. I really have no time to get away from work for traditional therapy and I’m very excited to continue with this!Apr 13, 2016
My overall experiences with Amanda has been phenomenal. I’ve seen so many therapists in my life and I’ve never felt the level of comfort or convenience as I have with her. The comfort of receiving talk therapy in the privacy of my own home helps me open up more significantly, removes the anxiety of travel/office visits, and has created the kind of rapport I often avoided with other professionals. Additionally, the flexibility means I can still make my appointments if I’m traveling, not at home, or outside my home city, which removes a huge barrier to care as someone who is often quite transient! The level of treatment is on par with any other therapist I’ve seen, if not higher, and the continuum of care and continuity of care has definitely helped my progress - there’s no excuse for cancelling appointments when it’s so easy, which has contributed significantly to my ability to effectively handle issues. By the end of my first session with Amanda, I knew I had done the right thing by reaching out to talk to someone. I had been suffering from severe anxiety and extensive over-worrying from everything from whether the trash was taken out to if it’s possible that my marketing clients could fire me all at the same time. As my therapist and I have continued to work together, I have not only changed most of my thought patterns that lead to unnecessary anxiety and worry, but have also continued on the path toward total self-acceptance, something I know wouldn’t be possible without the help from Amanda.Apr 7, 2016
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?After the FREE Meet&Greet and $25 First session...Future sessions begin at $50 for 30 minutes and discounted session packages are offered as well.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I offer a 10 min Free Meet&Greet so you can decide if we are a good fit. Then, I always offer a trial session for only $25 for Thumbtack clients to hear about their needs and put a game plan together. It is normal to be a bit nervous to try counseling, but it is worth it and it is my job to put my clients at ease about trying online therapy! Therapy is a process and finding the right therapist for each individual is important! I am here to ask what brings them to counseling, give them insight or advice, listen to them, and work as a team to be their happiest, healthiest selves!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and expert level life coach, with my own online therapy practice called NostressNostigma.com. My practice consists of the majority of my clients being seen through online therapy. I went to the University of San Diego for undergrad and graduate school in Psychology, and then worked in a variety of settings before joining with some major online companies as a therapist, then a senior advisor, and eventually worked as a Director before starting my own company! I have experience with online therapy in a variety of setting, including Pretty Padded Room, In Your Corner Online, Betterhelp, Talkspace and Breakthrough!