Amanda  Forste

Amanda Forste


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Meadow Therapy Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Meadow Therapy - Kingston Accepting In-person
Updated November 1, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Amanda is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Kingston, NY. She loves helping clients gain insight into coping with our world as it is – experiencing anxiety about the future, grieving about our climate, and struggling to get needs met in relationships. She offers a genuine connection and a different kind of therapy experience. One built on your rich life experiences and stories, innovative therapy techniques, and challenging old ideas and ingrained beliefs. She will normalize the experience of negative self-talk, teach strategies to rewrite your internal narrative and build tools for anxiety.

You and Amanda will use a mix of mind, body, and spirit practices to help you feel whole again. With these techniques, you will get excited about therapy and feel motivated to find your own journey toward healing. Her focus on women’s rights, fighting beauty standards, and LQBTQIA+ advocacy puts her in a place to empower a diverse clientele.

Message to clients

You woke up again from one of those terrible dreams that the world was on fire. You felt alone, and it stuck with you all day. To top it all off, the voice in your head keeps getting louder, saying harsh things like, “It’s all too much anyway. Why even bother trying?” You’ve been through a cycle of unenthusiastic therapists and are tired of it. You really want a therapist to help you walk through this crazy world we’re living in. Someone that can help you learn, grow, and challenge societal norms and live according to your own rules.

I'm here to tell you that you don’t have to walk this path alone….

It’s easy to forget that millions of other narratives are happening all around us; doing this work brings me a feeling of connectedness that I want to share with you. Let's connect so I can share my unique style and help you soothe those critical inner voices.

I'd love to help you plan for a meaningful future.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


Amanda Forste is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 2pm-7pm
  • Wed 2pm-7pm
  • Thu 10am-3pm
  • Fri 10am-3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Meadow Therapy - Kingston practice
307 Wall Street, Suite 3, Kingston, New York 12401
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

University at Albany - SUNY, Master of Social Work, 2022


New York: 119365-01