Feeling stuck or frustrated with specific life stressors? Do you find yourself not happy with where you are at in life? Do you find little to no motivation to engage in previously enjoyed activities? By engaging in a therapeutic alliance, I strive to help others make changes towards living a happier, more constructed version of themselves.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and my qualifications. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have over 10 years of experience working in the field of mental health and addiction in both individual and group settings. I have experience working with most mental health diagnosis, substance use and co-occurring disorders.
Therapy can be a powerful tool in promoting change and growth. I strive to provide a warm, relaxed atmosphere that fosters meaningful discussion of the issues that keep people stuck and erode well-being and optimism. In such an environment individuals, couples, and families work toward an understanding of the root causes of negativty, depression, anxiety, and conflict. Together we work to eliminate these issues and build the flexibility, resilency, acceptance, and positive communication style vital for healthy relationships and meaningful, well-lived lives..
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience working in community and school settings. I am committed to helping my clients reach their treatment goals and learn skills to cope with any life challenges. I provide a safe, comfortable therapeutic environment and utilize various treatment approaches that best meet the needs of each client.
I work with families and children to empower them to handle and adjust to life changes such as divorce, relationship issues, grief and loss, and trauma in a positive, healthy manner. I utilize cognitive behavioral, trauma informed care and mindfulness techniques to work with children experiencing depression, anxiety, school related issues, peer issues and family issues.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Are you ready to finally be free of your past? Does it seem like every time you try to move forward in life, your anxiety, depression, or PTSD hold you back? Perhaps you feel you can’t break away from unhealthy situations or relationships. Many of my clients are dealing with past abuse or other trauma, addiction issues, or fear and shame that overwhelm them. At some point, it becomes unbearable. I work with people who are determined to be free of symptoms and move forward. You may not be able to erase the past, but with the right support, willingness, and effective therapy, you can take control of your life again.
Amanda has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and group settings. She most recently worked within the substance abuse inpatient level of care treating a variety of issues,including: mood disorders, trauma, co-occurring disorders, and substance abuse disorders. Amanda is also certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, which focuses on addressing trauma.
I seek to help my clients build a meaningful and healthy lifestyle. I take pride in being a good listener and work hard to earn the trust of those I serve. I aim to create a therapeutic alliance that will benefit every person I see. As a Latina woman I am aware of the need for Spanish speaking providers and make myself available for those members of my community that require services in Spanish. I work with adults and teens 15 and over. As a DBT and trauma informed therapist, my practice focuses on mindfulness and providing techniques that will help you become aware and focused to build a calmer and less stressful future.
As a USN disabled Veteran, I have learned firsthand that life is filled with many difficult challenges and much is outside of our control but, with the desire to change and hard work, you can overcome traumatic events and live life to its fullest. My focus is on helping individuals, couples, children, and families cope and overcome hardships related to disabilities, interpersonal abuse and sexual trauma, loss and grief, separation and divorce, combat and military trauma, mental illness, and all of our daily life stressors. Life can be tough, but together, we can find positive ways to cope and thrive no matter the challenge.
I believe each person has the ability to find the answers within themself and my focus is to help you get to that core part safely and comfortably. Understanding the past that has contributed to the non-functional behavior helps, however, eventually you need to deal with the here-and-now situation that brought you into therapy. This is what helps you to understand what keeps you from achieving what you truly desire.
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) with Journeys Outpatient Services, LLC in Toms River, New Jersey as well as working as a therapist for Abby Road Psychiatric Services in Red Bank, New Jersey. I have clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, relationships, grief and loss, self-esteem, current life stressors and/or life changes. I'm also a Certified School Social Worker, working toward my LCADC and LCSW. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents to overcome their personal obstacles, and helping them learn healthy coping skills.
Are you concerned about yourself or a loved one’s feelings, mood, work or school performance and have been unsuccessful in assisting despite your best efforts? Not able to find the correct method or words to successfully help make positive and permanent changes? Has there been a major change in your or the family's life and feel powerless in your ability to help? Having marital disputes or disruptions that are very concerning? You are not alone. Real help is available. Many people have sought counseling assistance and made permanent and satisfying changes in their, or a family member’s life.
Nationally Certified HypnoCounselor with 15+ years' experience empowering women and children to eliminate negative habits, release fear, reduce stress and build confidence, through professional hypnosis and coaching. Are you ready to deal with obstacles that have been holding you back? You're more capable than you realize of overcoming challenges and improving your life by tapping into your inner resources and wisdom, with some gentle guidance. Through hypnosis / coaching techniques, reinforcement recordings, and self-hypnosis instruction, most motivated clients see progress in a few sessions. Different approach than psychotherapy.
Has life thrown you a curve ball?! Each new day can bring change or challenges that we may not always feel prepared to deal with. Please allow me to use my 20 + years of experience to assist you and/ or your family! I am a licensed clinical social worker with specialization working with children and families. I provide individual, family and group counseling for those persons experiencing mental health diagnosis(anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD), separation, divorce, parenting, behavioral, school and work related issues. I utilize a multi-modal treatment approach designed specifically to meet your unique situation and needs.
Everyone wants to be their best selves. Adjusting to change and facing new challenges affects our health and happiness. You need to be able to vent about life stressors and decompress. We all need that from time to time. You have the ability to improve resilience, change perspective and accept those things beyond your control.
Is your family struggling with the challenges of a concussion, Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, memory loss, or other neurological disorder? Are you or loved one failing to achieve at home, in school, socially, or at work? Are you having difficulties with memory, focus, impulsivity, sustaining attention, or reading? I can help! Cutting edge, effective, treatments are available to improve memory, reading ability, focus and attention to help individuals achieve greater success. Most importantly, my aim is to improve your or a loved one's self-confidence for a happier, healthier, and more productive life!
I provide individual therapy for both adults and teens across the spectrum of addiction including co-occurring health issues. I specialize in helping those who struggle with addiction that impact important areas in their personal lives.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor experienced working with varied issues and populations. At your initial appointment, we will spend time exploring the issues you'd like to address and your goals for your future. We'll begin planning how we can accomplish these goals together during therapy. My aim is for you to leave your first appointment feeling comfortable in the therapeutic setting and hopeful about reaching the goals you have set.
Licensed in NY and NJ. Immediate appointments available! I focus on treating emotional issues such as anxiety; depression; trauma; alcohol and substance abuse; and relationship issues. Navigating life’s challenges can leave us feeling unsure of how to move forward, or that we are not our best selves, or that we are not living in a way we want to be living. Each of our paths through life are different, and each of our challenges are different. Some of us have challenges at work or at home that we aren't handling well. For some, past experiences can complicate how we live our current lives.
Addiction and mental health disorders are often misunderstood. I believe in meeting my clients where they are and empowering awareness and meaningful change. There isn't a one size fits all approach and I use various techniques to meet unique needs of each individual. Successful treatment involves education and support. I have worked in a variety of settings over the past 15 years including hospital based programs, day programs, outpatient programs, and within the criminal justice system.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Toms River are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Toms River then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Toms River, or Child Psychologists in Toms River.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Toms River psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Toms River specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.