"I’m having issues with this relationship. Most therapists don’t seem to understand it. I need therapy that is responsive to my specific situation and family. Family and friends don’t seem to understand my situation. Life is just not going as smoothly as I need it to, because my situation is not 'mainstream'. "

Do you feel like you need guidance to help you get through depression, anger, doubt, or anxiety?

Do you deal with self-esteem, relationship, sexual issues, or a feeling of isolation stemming from feeling separated from larger society?

Are you wondering if this feeling or situation you have found yourself in is "normal"?

If you can relate to these questions, I can help.

AMANDA WALKER, LCSW

I work with individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing relationship issues, sexual issues, or issues arising from special sexual populations, alternative identities, and teen related issues.

My clients know they can expect an open and accepting atmosphere, as well as a non-judgmental approach. We work together to insure each person has a clear goal, and room to work on that goal effectively.

Due to the diversity that sits with me each week, I have a broad and compassionate approach. And also a willingness to adjust as needed or even learn or try different approaches to help every person reach their goals.

We will manage social anxiety, alleviate depression, and learn anger and stress management together. I also treat unhelpful coping mechanisms, such as video game and internet addiction. In doing so, our goal will be to help reduce anxiety and mind-chatter to give you more peace and smoother relationships.

 

Amanda primarily uses the Strengths Based approach in therapy; starting with validating where each person is in their life’s journey, and then helping them reach their goals through self-acceptance and using their unique strengths grow in the direction they desire for their life.


Areas of Focus:

Amanda’s specific areas of focus include sexual concerns and relationships.
Some areas of specialty within these categories are:

  • Couples Counseling

  • Disabilities & Sexuality

  • Kink

  • Polyamory

  • LGBTQIA Relationships

  • Aging & Sexuality

She also has experience in working with:

social anxiety
depression
generalized anxiety
self harm
anger management
coping skills
suicidal ideation,
video game/ internet addiction
stress management
divorce
grief
obsessive compulsive disorder

Treatment Approaches:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Narrative
Person-Centered
Reality Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Strengths Based.

Environment:

To maximize the success of her clients, Amanda strives to create a relaxing and welcoming environment for all of her clients, and secure online counseling.

Hobbies:

Amanda enjoys being outdoors, including hiking, caving, and kayaking.

She also enjoys crafting, anime, and reading.

Education:

Masters in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2010.

Bachelors in Social Work from Campbell University in 2009.

School Internships included Long Term Care and Hospice and Senior Services.

AMANDA HAS WORKED WITH CLIENTS FROM MANY DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS

SHE IS OPEN TO LISTEN AND ABLE TO OFFER INSIGHT WITHIN MULTIPLE TOPICS, SOME OF THESE TOPICS INCLUDE:

Addiction
Anger Management
Anxiety
Behavioral Issues
Bipolar Disorder​
Caregiver Support/Issues
Codependency
Coping Skills
Couples Counseling
Depression
Developmental Disorders
Divorce
Dual Diagnosis
Emotional Disturbance
Eating Disorders

Family Conflict
Family Therapy
Grief or Loss
KINK Counseling and Guidance
Marriage Counseling
Peer Relationships
Pre-marital Counseling
Phobias/Fears
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Sex Addiction
Sex Therapy
Spirituality
Stress Management
Video Game Addiction