About and Contact

: Hello! Whether you're here because you're curious about mental health or want to know a little bit more about who I am, thank you for coming.

: Here's a little bit of my background...
I am a strengths based therapist working in Louisville, KY.  I approach each client with openness and compassion and try to provide a space where my clients feel comfortable and welcomed. I believe there isn't a "one size fits all" method when it comes to mental health and begin my work with each individual/couple/family looking at their strengths and building a treatment plan from there. 

Prior to becoming a therapist, I was an early childhood educator for 10 years. Through this work I recognized issues that families struggle with that go beyond the help of a teacher's assistance. Issues that may require more intense, one on one work, like Family Therapy. In 2008 I returned to school for my degree in Marriage, Family and Community Counseling at Sacramento State University. During that time I interned at the Department for Human Assistance in Sacramento,CA and had the opportunity to work with a very diverse range of clients, mostly on an individual level. This expanded my interest, and in 2012 I started my post graduate work at Earth Circles Counseling Center in Oakland, CA working with individuals, couples and families from all socioeconomic and educational levels as well as diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Through these experiences I learned to follow my client, and build upon their strengths and abilities.  I often take an integrated approach to each session weaving, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with Person Centered, Narrative, Somatic and Mindfulness methods together. 

In 2015 I relocated to Louisville, KY and started working in private practice at Northstar Counseling Center, where I take a strengths based approach to help my clients work on issues like:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Grief & Loss
  • Terminal Illness
  • Phase of Life Changes
  • Trauma
  • Self esteem & Identity
  • Couple's Issues and Infidelity
  • Career Planning
I have also attended trainings on Somatic and Hakomi Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Family Sculpting, Play Therapy, and Mindfulness. I work with children, teens, adults, couples and families and am LGBT friendly. 

: Contact Me
If all of this has piqued your interest and you'd like to get in touch with me, please email me and I'll get back to you within 24hrs. 
email: amandav@northstarcounselingcenter.com

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