Will I ever feel like myself again?
Why can’t I get it all together?

Hey, there. I’m Amanda. We probably have a lot in common. You have a lot going on; I hear that. Life is supposed to be this great, exciting journey, but right now it doesn’t feel like that. Everyone around you seems to have it all figured out, but you’re struggling. Something is “off.” You don’t want to admit you might need some help; looking too closely hurts, and there’s already enough in life that hurts.

Life tends to happen all at once. We feel like we should live in the present moment and “take it one day at a time,” but then why does it feel like we’re having so many things dumped into our laps at once? Academic and career stress; pressure to succeed and be something. Anxiety and depression. Shame and isolation. Relationship stresses; problems with boundaries and communication and feeling disconnected. The dating game, and just wanting to feel close to another person.

It’s exhausting, and it never ends. How do we deal with it? Is there really hope?

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MEET YOUR COUNSELOR

I became a licensed counselor because I see that real people have real problems, and I think we all deserve the chance to talk about them and work through them. We love our friends and family, but sometimes talking to them isn’t enough. Or it feels embarrassing. Sometimes we don’t have anybody to talk to, or we feel bad for taking another person’s time.

I see you, and I’m listening. I want to give you a safe space that isn’t “judge-y” or filled with only words from a textbook. I know you’re intelligent, so I won’t talk down to you. Nobody is perfect, and I don’t want you to feel you have to be. I can be straightforward. A voice of reason. I can walk you through setting boundaries, confronting pain, working through the past, and understanding what’s going on and how to grow from it. I can help you create the future you’ve been working on and looking for; the future you had in mind before all this “stuff” got in the way.

The world needs you in it. Your story and your healing are important. There is no shame in needing and asking for help. It’s never too early or too late to make changes and experience healing.

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ARE YOU MY NEXT CLIENT?

You deserve the best fit for a counselor and counseling experience that will help you thrive. Let’s have a conversation to figure out if time with me would be best for you. My areas of expertise and the spaces I thrive in are:

  • Relationship challenges with peers or partners
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Pregnancy, postpartum
  • Life transitions
  • Work or academic stress
  • Self-esteem

It’s important that you see a counselor who works with the problems you’re facing. I don’t want your money, I want you to heal. Though I would love to personally help each person, I will not be your ideal counselor if you are seeking help with:

  • High-risk for suicide / life-threatening self-harm
  • History of psychiatric inpatient hospitalization
  • History of suicidal thoughts, or suicide and self-harm attempts
  • Severe eating disorders
  • Pregnancy, postpartum
  • Therapy needs that require extensive contact with a therapist

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“I’ve never done this before."
"How do I start?"
"What will it be like?”

SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS

I meet with the majority of my clients once a week, at the same time each week. We can decide to meet more or less frequently, depending on our therapy goals. I have a 24-hour online scheduling portal. If you are unable to meet in person, I also offer teletherapy (counseling over the phone).*

Our sessions will be 50 minutes long, centered on conversations about what you think is most important in your counseling journey. Think of me as a lighthouse rather than a lifeboat; not saving you, but guiding and showing you a safe path.

*A cancelation fee of $80 will be applied for sessions canceled without 24-hour notice (except under special circumstances such as hospitalization).

INSURANCES I ACCEPT

  • Blue Cross, Blue Shield
  • Masshealth/MBHP
  • Out of pocket payment

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