Amanda Ewing, LICSW
Amanda Ewing’s Therapist Disclosure Statement <<< (Clickable)
I am guided by the belief that those who want to experience healing and are willing to do the work will reap the rewards. The healing journey is an intentional one, and one that can’t be undervalued. Out of our own cups we pour into others and how can we accomplish this when ours is depleted? Taking time for ourselves is not selfish, it is a way to give back to our loved ones and community through a secure sense of self and well-being. I know that as a mom and wife, I cannot give to my family what I don’t have and finding a balance of self-care while caring for others is a challenge worth accepting.
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work, I specialize in counseling those who want to learn positive coping and growth strategies for life changes, anxiety, self-esteem and pre/postpartum stages of life. I work with a variety of techniques and center my approach around what the client is hoping to gain from therapy.
I have received extensive training in perinatal mental health and working with moms in a huge passion of mine. As a mom of two, I know how it feels to be exhausted, overwhelmed and wondering what I had gotten myself into. I enjoy walking with moms on the incredible journey of becoming a mother and finding yourself within that.
When I am not at work I love spending time with my family, my great group of girlfriends, gardening and being outside in the sun and water as often as possible.
I look forward to the opportunity to get to know you!
Researched modalities I use: CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), Art Therapy, Play Therapy and Solution-Focused
Specialties and areas of focus
- Perinatal Mental Health (Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders)
- Coping with Physical and Mental Health Challenges
- Birth Trauma Recovery
- Healing from Divorce
- Relationship Issues
- Low Self-esteem
- Life Transitions
Q&A with Amanda
1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?
I like to work on both. First, I like to do some planning around how to function in the midst of the problem and then we can dig into how this problem is manifesting and what is driving it.
2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?
I consider therapy to be the client’s time to express themselves and to set goals that they feel are important. If there is a place where some guidance may be helpful, I can help along this path.
3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?
I believe in connecting with clients in a way that helps them feel that they are not alone. We are all human and many of us struggle with the same things. I suppose my strength is being real and transparent. I also really like to problem solve and to help clients meet the goals that they enter into therapy with.
4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?
Teleporting — all the way!! 🙂 I love to travel and wish I could do it more often, but it’s expensive and can take such a long time! If I could teleport, I would go see some amazing places!
5.) What makes you laugh?
My dad is a pretty hilarious guy and we definitely appreciate humor in our family. My two kids are certainly part of our genetic make-up because they both crack me up! I also can’t see animals in costumes without busting up.
6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?
Many people would say someone famous, but I would just like to spend the evening with my grandma again. She and I were very close and we lost her about 10 years ago. I have so much I would love to talk with her about.