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  • Third Year Master’s Student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of South Dakota 

  • B. S. in Criminology, California State University, Fresno 

  • Level 1 & 2 Gottman Training 

It’s often said that change is the only thing we can count on in our lives, and sometimes, it is that change that can leave us bruised, vulnerable, scared for the unknown. But the beauty in change is you are not alone. Others have walked a similar path before you, and most importantly, you have faced other challenges in your life that you have had bravely overcome. It is in those transitional phases of life, where new seeds are planted, tended to, new possibilities are created. It would be my hope and privilege to walk alongside you through your changes.   

A little about me:

From the hustle and bustle of the Silicon Valley to the rolling plains of the Midwest, I have spent the last ten years finding and preparing myself for the rewarding work of counseling. Nearing the final stretch of my graduate degree, I have the pleasure of relocating and interning here in Austin, Texas. 

My model of support through changes:

My work has pulled me to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), an empirically based approach which is grounded in the interconnected and complex nature of our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. Using its techniques and the therapeutic relationship between client and clinician, I have seen its powerful abilities to create desired change. Aside from individual therapy, I am also trained in Gottman level 2 couples’ counseling, where rebuilding or strengthening your relationship is at the core of the practice.

e-mail: amanda@colorsofaustincounseling.com

p: 512-677-4848