As a licensed professional counselor & yoga teacher I specialize in helping individuals & couples achieve greater balance & wellness in all areas of life. Depending on your needs, you can either work with me or another counselor.
No matter who you work with, you can expect a compassionate, non-judgmental & faith-based approach at Graceful balance. We place an emphasis on mind-body-spirit connection & christ-centered wellness.
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in MD
- Approved Supervisor in the state of Maryland
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of PA
- Master’s Degree, Mental Health Counseling
- Post-grad certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
- 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training through YogaFaith
- Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training Certificate
I first discovered yoga in a gym class in college, but quickly learned how helpful it was for anxiety.
I love baking & cooking with our 4 kids, and also hiking, paddle boarding and kayaking.
I love gardening & find it similar to counseling in that beauty often evolves from the dirt & muck.
Amanda is a Licensed Master’s Level Social Worker (LMSW) with a wealth of knowledge in family, individual and group counseling. She completed her Clinical Internship at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, MD and formerly held positions at Carroll County Youth Service Bureau and a public mental health group practice. Amanda is a University of Maryland, School of Social Work graduate.
“I have a passion for working with adolescents, adults, and couples to take the next step of advancing their life goals. Therapy is a space where you can unload your burden and have an unbiased practitioner to lend a listening ear, provide support and teach tools as you go through life’s challenges. No one person’s story is the same and how we approach the barriers that are presented are just as unique. I follow a faith-based, strengths-based approach using Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral techniques. I know that you already have the capacity to reach your goals; It is my role to support you through the process.”
Words From Amanda:
For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
- Isaiah 43:19
Yes, the Sovereign Lord is coming in power. He will rule with a powerful arm. See, he brings his reward with him as he comes.
- Isaiah 40:10
When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.
Words of wisdom
No matter where you're at in your journey, we're available to support your mental health & wellness goals. We offer christian counseling for individuals and couples, as well as yoga, retreats & wellness groups.
We offer a number of group workshops & yoga classes to help you find healing & restoration. Our workshops all take a christ-centered approach, grounding you in faith & true healing.
Workshops & Yoga
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We can't promise to fix all your problems, but we can promise you that you won't have to face them alone. We will listen deeply, respond thoughtfully & guide gently.