A Little Bit About Amanda...
I grew up in New York State and had lived in the Greater Boston area for 7 years before moving down to the South Shore in August 2019. I have experience working with children and adults of all ages within the mental health field. My experience is most notably surrounding emotional identification, emotional expression, behavior management, and identifying problem solving skills among many others. I am well-versed in the Zones of Regulation curriculum geared towards helping children to learn about emotions. In my free time, I enjoy reading, painting, and doing puzzles. I come from a large extended family and travel often to see them on the weekends. Some people in my life would say that I am pretty funny...usually I am the one laughing at my own jokes!
WHY DID YOU BECOME A THERAPIST?
I knew from the time I was about 12 years old that I wanted to go into social work. I wanted my career to mean something and make a difference. Lucy Wheelock has been quoted as saying, “You have learned that membership in any society means to do something there.” I wanted my “something” to be worthwhile, ever-changing, difference-making, and meaningful to those I serve. I find it fulfilling to be able to connect with my clients and become a stable presence in their lives.
DBT Training through Behavioral Tech
RELEVANT PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:
2014-2019: Staff Therapist at South Bay Community Services
RANDOM FUN FACTS ABOUT ME:
I have 4 niblings (look it up!).
I hate cooking!
My favorite color is purple.
My favorite flowers are daffodils.
I am left-handed.
I love pandas!
I cannot cross my eyes.
I enjoy painting in my free time.
I am a history buff and am usually reading a book about the Kennedy family.
Folding my laundry on the same day I wash it!
Waking up before 7 am during the week and having my coffee. I have always been a morning person.
Best Reason to be Happy:
My big, loving family!
Best Legal Route to Joy:
Painting, sunshine, family, a good phone call with a friend, getting my nails done.
Obtaining 3 college degrees
“Calm, Strong, and In Control”
Best Under-Appreciated Skill:
Being able to recite the alphabet backwards!