She/Her

I have 18 years experience working in community mental health and am passionate about supporting individuals whose jobs have high trauma exposure. I specialize in LGBTQIA+ care and have extensive experience working with young adults. Our social environments, whether that be the workplace, school, family, or community can have deep impacts on our mental health. Workplace trauma has increased, especially for those in the helping professions.

I identify as white, cisgender, and queer, and I work from an understanding of how privilege and power show up in my personal life, as well as in my therapy practice. My approach affirms my clients’ racial identities, sexual orientation, gender identities, and body size. I maintain awareness of how oppression can impact our internal and external experiences. My goal is to create a connection where you feel validated, seen, and not alone. Together we will find ways for you to thrive in your current situation, or to transition to something new.

Your therapy is for you, and it is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel connected and comfortable. I encourage people to shop around to find the best fit. I welcome the opportunity to meet you and learn more about how I can support your growth.

BA: Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, Gender Studies
MSW: Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Massachusetts

Licensed in Oregon.

Teletherapy and in-person.

(503) 893-5628 in the Tigard and John’s Landing offices.
(503) 286-7909 (fax)

amanda@energymatterspdx.com

 

Issues Treated

  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Teen dating violence and Adolescent relationships
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Stress and Transitions
  • Moral injury and workplace trauma

Treatment Techniques and Approaches

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Family of Origin Work
  • Solution Focused and Problem-Solving Interventions
  • Mind-body approaches