Encompass Counseling

I believe firmly in the benefits of counseling and listening to the needs of my clients. Much like adults, children and adolescents can benefit from counseling to help manage conflicts at school and home such as bullying and divorce of parents. Help in these areas can aid in social and emotional development in adulthood.



A mental health clinician in the strongest sense of the word, Amanda has the EXPERTISEthat individuals and families need to address the issues that can consume them. Amanda’s experience extends to DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, ANGER MANAGEMENT, PARENTING SKILLS, and ADOLESCENT issues. She also helps clients work through grief and loss, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. Amanda provides a non-judgmental and compassionate atmosphere in which clients can safely explore through their feelings and thoughts.

Of her therapeutic approach to counseling, Amanda says that through NARRATIVE THERAPY, individuals are able to separate themselves from their problem and discover how it can empower them to make changes in their life, rewriting their life story.

Amanda holds a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University and a B.A. in Psychology from Northern Illinois University.   She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).  Amanda is also a member of Phi Gamma Sigma Chapter of the Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society since 2014.  She frequently attends workshops, seminars, and webinars on new and innovative therapeutic techniques.