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Amanda is a Leelanau county native, mother of three, therapist, cook, and nature lover. She has been working exclusively with families over the last 10 years and is passionate about supporting parents in becoming the parent they want to be. Amanda has loved being around children since a very young age and became a nanny as soon as she could. She brings the experience of raising her own three children and understands many of the challenges families face.

Nine years ago, Amanda became a home visitor in a universal home visiting program, where she supported hundreds of diverse families throughout many different communities. During this time, she has been next to and supported many mothers during pregnancy and through the postpartum period. She has extensive experience in addressing the many concerns of raising children, including anxiety, behavioral challenges, as well as sleep and emotional regulation issues. Through Amanda’s education and experience she has gained a strong knowledge in child development, attachment science, mindfulness, and family systems.

Amanda utilizes a combination of evidence-based therapies and a holistic approach. She uses concepts from cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment based-therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy, and parent child psychotherapy, among other treatment techniques.  

Credentials/Education: Amanda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 14 years of experience. She is endorsed in Infant Mental Health and has specialized training in perinatal mood disorders. She graduated from Saint Mary’s College with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and from the University of Michigan with a Master’s in Social Work. She has experience working in community mental health, domestic violence, home visiting, hospitals, public health and outpatient services.

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