Telehealth Category: Military Spouse and Veteran ClinicianTelehealth Tags: Anxiety, bipolar, complicated grief, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Depression, geriatric, PTSD, Strengths Based, and trauma
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As the daughter of a career firefighter, Amanda was born into a family that believed in service to others. While pursuing her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, Amanda worked at the front desk of a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center which ignited her passion for easing the pain of others. After seeing that the U.S. Coast Guard was first on scene to render aid when a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, Amanda had finally found her calling and enlisted. For over 6 years, she served in the U.S. Coast Guard as an Operations Specialist, a position which required her to gather information, plan, and direct a variety of operations, including search and rescue. During Amanda’s service, she had a direct hand in helping to save over 1500 lives.
After leaving the Coast Guard, Amanda received her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University before settling in the DC area. She had maintained strong ties with the U.S. Coast Guard through advocacy. Amanda has been recognized for her efforts supporting Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, the relief society of the U.S. Coast Guard, by being nominated for Military Spouse of the Year and being awarded CGMA Ambassador of the Year for 2019.
Amanda is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Qualified Mental Health Professional– Adult (QMHP-A) for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is currently pursuing her license as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She has served a variety of populations, including incarcerated military members, geriatric patients with mental illnesses and dementia, and adults experiencing severe mental illness. Her work focuses on crisis intervention, trauma, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and complicated grief.
As the child of a first responder, a veteran, and a military spouse, Amanda has a multifaceted perspective on the stresses and struggles faced by those who serve our nation and their effects. She uses a strengths-based approach, focusing on an individual’s own unique strengths and resiliency, empowering them to improve their lives. Amanda utilizes tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and other therapy modalities in order to create a personalized treatment plan to better the lives of those who serve.