Individual and Couples Therapist
– Certified in EFT (Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy)
– Gottman Level 1 and 2 Training
Amanda holds a masters degree in marriage and family therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota in Duluth. She is certified in Prepare and Enrich and has completed level one and two of Gottman Couple’s Training. Amanda has attended many trainings on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) and is the 7th Certified EFT Therapist in Minnesota! She takes a systemic approach to therapy, meaning she places value in integrating past and current relationships into the therapeutic conversation. Amanda primarily utilizes EFT/EFIT and an attachment lens when working with clients, however, she also pulls from narrative and experiential therapy models as well. Amanda enjoys working with traditional, non-traditional, and interracial couples and families in all stages, from premarital couples wanting to build a strong foundation, to couples struggling to connect, to those that are on the verge of divorce, to the unique struggles of blended families. She also utilizes the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy by providing therapy with her co-therapist, Willow.Amanda is also a Mediator and specializes in family law. Amanda completed “Certified Divorce and Family Mediation Training” in 2017. She enjoys helping those who are uncoupling as well as post-divorce issues that may arise. Amanda’s goal is to support the conversation between people who are in conflict.