Amanda's areas of focus in counselling:
- Pastoral counselling: Biblically based and Gospel centred
- Issues related to faith and Christian beliefs
- Anxiety Conditions
- Women’s Issues
- Health Anxiety
- Marriage and Family Counselling
- Parenting Concerns
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 is a cancer survivor, and has experienced numerous health issues that were traumatic.
Amanda is a cancer survivor, and has experienced numerous health issues that were traumatic. She understands what it’s like to have a body that is hi-jacked by stress hormones!
Amanda tried alternatives to deal with stress and anxiety, but it was not until she herself sought counseling that she was able to recover 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, 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 her Masters degree with an emphasis in Pastoral Counselling. Through this educated clinically informed approach, Amanda is able to look at the ‘whole picture’ of what is going on in one’s life, and provide support physically, mentally, and spiritually for those whom desire this approach. For those whom do not desire this approach, Amanda will support them and respect them regardless of their spiritual beliefs, and care for them as best as she is able.
Amanda has experience working in various environments including a homeless shelter in which she provided support and counseling to those who had severe anxiety levels, addiction, physical and mental health concerns, trauma, 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 has worked in a addiction treatment centre, as well as in an educational setting providing liaison support at school and home for families.
Amanda truly loves the work she gets to do. She considers it a profound privilege to do what she does. Amanda believes in the effective “whole person” approach that the Anxiety Centres utilizes. She has partnered with the Anxiety Centre for 14 years. She would be the first one to tell you that she loves caring for people with anxiety. She strongly believes that having peace, healing and hope is possible. Amanda is a trusted resource in the community for individuals, churches, and consulting. Amanda can be found enjoying her time with her three fantastic kids and loving husband. She enjoys reading good books and being in the beauty of nature in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
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