Amanda Savage Brown

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW

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Amanda Savage Brown

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

Amanda Savage Brown, PhD, LCSW, LLC
18 E Dundee Ave
Building 6, Suite 140
Barrington, IL 60010
(224) 228-3695 x5

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If a fire were burning in your kitchen, you would put it out. Unlike a kitchen fire, you can’t just “get rid” of difficult thoughts and feelings that happen inside you. But your problem-solving mind has convinced you to try to stop your pain. Maybe you’ve isolated, tried alcohol or drugs, comforted yourself with food, tried other therapy, used self-help books, tried prescription drugs and herbal supplements, or engaged in self-harm or suicidal thinking. No one can blame you for wanting to move away from your pain. No one can say you haven't tried. It’s just that painful inner experiences require a different approach.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is that approach. And although I don't know how to prevent life’s inevitable pain, I do know ACT. ACT is experiential: you will learn mindfulness, self-compassion, and how to truly be with yourself and your painful experiences, so you can respond very more helpfully to your painful thoughts. feelings, and memories.
I effectively use ACT to help people struggling with many kinds of experiences. You and I will work well together if you are ready to learn: a new way to respond to your difficult thoughts and feelings, how to struggle less with life’s inevitable pain, and how to engage more with the things that matter to you, all while feeling everything life has to offer.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Be Well Counseling & Wellness has friendly, experienced, on-site staff to handle insurance and billing for our work together.
Email me or call (224) 228-3695 x5 with questions.

Qualifications

  • School: University of Georgia
  • Year Graduated: 2013
  • License and State: 149.019675 Illinois

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Emory University / PhD
  • Certificate Date: 1999
  • Certificate: Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
  • Certificate Date: 2014

Amanda Savage Brown's Groups

Mindful Meditation for Wellness

This is a group open to all persons interested in the benefits of mindful meditation. No prior experience required. Formal and informal exercises are taught. Ways to practice outside the group are discussed and handouts are provided each week. Participants may sit in a chair, or on a floor cushion (provided on site). There is no charge for your first session; other sessions are $25 and may be reimbursable through your health insurance depending on your benefits. Group is currently running 11am on Thursdays. An evening group is possible depending on community interest.

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Location

Amanda Savage Brown, PhD, LCSW, LLC
18 E Dundee Ave
Building 6, Suite 140
Barrington, IL 60010
(224) 228-3695 x5
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Adults survivors of adverse childhood experiences
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • People Pleasing
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Amanda Savage Brown, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Barrington

Amanda Savage Brown

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW