Amanda Diehl, M.A. - Therapist
Amanda specializes in counseling for:
- Anxiety Disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Social anxiety disorder (SAD)
- Panic Disorder (PAD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Concurrent Disorders (dual diagnosis)
- Family and Marriage counselling
- Pastoral counseling
Amanda experienced the following symptoms:
- Adrenaline surge feelings/sensations
- Anxiety attacks
- Fear thoughts
- Living on high alert
- Mind chatter
- Muscle tension/ twitching
- Repetitive thinking
- Sleep problems
- Throat pain
- Visual anomalies
- and many more
Amanda has personally experienced anxiety and stress in her own life. In childhood, Amanda experienced multiple near-death experiences, and the death of loved ones. In adulthood, Amanda found she had come to live with the anxiety these events had fostered in her life on a daily basis.
Amanda tried alternatives to deal with stress and anxiety, but it was not until she herself sought counseling that she was able to recover from her own issues and find healing and empowerment to shape her life into something she truly loves living.
Through Amanda's own personal and professional journey she has developed the ability to be truly empathetic for those dealing with anxiety, panic, stress, and fear, and has the professional tools to facilitate the possibility of change. It is in both her professional skills and compassionate heart that Amanda has been able to collaborate with clients, share in their life story, and “re-author” with them to find a new outcome in their life story.
Amanda has a master's degree in counseling. Through this educated approach, Amanda is able to look at the 'whole picture' of what is going on in one's life, and provide support. Some areas that Amanda specializes in are marriage and family counseling, pastoral counseling, addictions counseling, abuse recovery counseling, anger management coaching, self-esteem, and life skills coaching including effective communication skills.
Amanda has experience working at a homeless shelter in which she provided support and counseling to those who had severe anxiety levels, addiction, physical and mental health concerns, experiences of family violence and other abuse issues. Amanda provided support to clients when some were at the most desperate time of their lives. Amanda received an award for her ministry skills in this challenging environment.
Amanda also provides family and individual counseling at a local public organization in which she provides parents with tools to become more effective parents. She also provides therapy through play and individual counseling to children and youth, as well as provides family and couples counseling.
Amanda truly loves her work as a professional counselor and considers it a profound privilege to do what she does.
TESTIMONIALS: click each link for the complete testimonial
"Thank you, Amanda. I feel totally recovered." - Theodora, Greece
"Amanda Diehl, thank you for giving me my life back." - Name Withheld, USA
"Amanda Diehl, thank you from the bottom of my heart." - Vanessa, Canada
"Amanda's guidance led me step by step." - L.H., Canada
"Amanda, I am just so thankful for you." - R.V., USA
Thank you so much for giving me the tools I've needed to help me with recovery. I've really enjoyed our sessions. Thank you for your help and encouraging words.
I'm so excited for this new beginning in my life. I'm looking forward to keeping up with the strategies, and always keeping Christ first in my life. Thank you again for everything!
I want to thank you for all the help and support you have given to me. It has been a crazy ride but I believe the Lord lifted a huge burden in my life and I am looking very positively at my future...I am not afraid of the future anymore.
Client from USA
Thank so much again for your help and support. To be honest, of all the therapists I have ever worked with, you are by far above and beyond anyone else. You understand the situation I am in and provide some concrete and tangible feedback which I find extremely valuable and helpful.
Client from USA
The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder coach, counselor, or therapist is the most effective way to address anxiety disorder and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - the underlying factors that motivate apprehensive behavior - a struggle with anxiety disorder can return again and again. Identifying and successfully addressing anxiety's underlying factors is the best way to overcome problematic anxiety.
For more information about our Anxiety Counseling option; our Available Anxiety Therapists; to Book An Appointment with one of our anxiety therapists; common Anxiety Signs and Symptoms; common Anxiety Attack Symptoms; the symptoms of panic attack disorder; anxiety Recovery Support area; information about Anxiety; and our Anxiety 101 section; or click on the appropriate link or graphic below:
Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated February 3, 2017.