Amanda Bechtel

Counselor, MS, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCPAT

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Amanda Bechtel

Counselor, MS, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCPAT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Bechtel Art Therapy
9413 Fens Hollow
Laurel, MD 20723
(202) 499-6060
Offers online therapy

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About

I am trained as both a counselor and an art therapist. I like to work with clients who have difficulty identifying or expressing their emotions. Art therapy is a way of working that helps you to express and experience thoughts and feelings when words fail. You do not need any artistic skill to do art therapy - just a willingness to explore with a sense of curiosity. I am certified in Internal Family Systems and integrate this approach into art and sandtray therapy.
I use an integrated approach that focuses on developing acceptance, trust, and security from which to approach difficult life issues and emotions. I integrate the talk therapy with art therapy and body awareness to allow for the whole person - body, mind and spirt - to be involved in the therapy process.
Many clients I work with are struggling with issues of body image and their relationship with food. I have worked with clients struggling with eating disorders for the past 15 years. In addition, I use art therapy to treat symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, self-injurious behavior and substance abuse.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $130 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I will submit out of network claims to your insurance company on your behalf.
Email me or call (202) 499-6060 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: Maryland / LC2961
  • School: Mount Mary College
  • Year Graduated: 2006

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: IFS Institute / 0506
  • Certificate Date: 2018
  • Certificate: Art Therapy Credentials Board / ATR-BC 08-075
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Location

Bechtel Art Therapy
9413 Fens Hollow
Laurel, MD 20723
(202) 499-6060
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Spirituality
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sandplay
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

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Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021
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Amanda Bechtel

Counselor, MS, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCPAT