She/Her

I earned a Bachelor’s in Gender Studies from Stephens College in Missouri, and a Master’s from Smith College School for Social Work in Massachusetts. I focused my studies on the impacts of racism, LGBTQIA+ discrimination, and sexism and how these systems of oppression impact mental health. Pervasive injustices shape our own development and influence institutions, communities and families. I’m committed to helping you address the trauma and conflicts impacting your life.

I see youth, adults, and families on issues including:

Youth and gender identity. Have you experienced disrespect or trauma at school? Are you wondering how to assert a non-binary or trans gender identity? Are you exploring what kind of relationships are right for you? As a parent, do you know how to support your child’s autonomy in healthy ways?

Asserting your values at home and work. Do you struggle to feel respected? Are you experiencing abuse? What do you want to improve in your family and/or work? Are you evaluating making a major change?

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.

Licensed in Oregon.

Teletherapy and in-person.

(503) 893-5628 in the Tigard office.
(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)
  • Family of Origin Work
  • Solution Focused and Problem-Solving Interventions
  • Mind-body approaches