For 15 years Amanda has professionally supported family change in a variety of roles.
While obtaining her B.S. in Family Studies from Texas Woman’s University, she was a professional caregiver for the elderly and dying. After graduation, she taught at The Parenting Center as a Nurturing Parenting Facilitator for several years before returning to school for her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas Wesleyan University.
Currently, she is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, level one trained in Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy, Gottman Leader trained, and becoming Internal Family Systems Informed.
She is passionate about helping couples, families, and adults consciously choose the change they want in the here and now. Amanda believes no matter what you are going through there is a way forward that leads to a happier and healthier you.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys writing. She is currently editing and updating a chapter on The Satir Growth Model for the 3rd Edition of Marriage and Family Therapy: A Practice-Oriented Approach.
Recently, Amanda was featured in a ShoutOut DFW series, where she shares her thoughts about taking risks and becoming oneself.
In 2020, she established an Alumni Network for the Texas Wesleyan Counseling Department and she was featured in the TxWes Alumni Spotlight in 2021 to talk about why she chose to become a counselor and the importance of staying connected with classmates after graduation.
For more information about Amanda's beliefs about change, check out her blog posts under Resources.