Amanda  Mitchell

Amanda Mitchell

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC

Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, BC-DMT

Accepting new clients for afternoon appointments in Online and Irving Park practices (updated March 20, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Amanda Mitchell is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, and Founder of InTouch & Motion in the Irving Park neighborhood in Chicago, IL. She works with adults and couples who are struggling to understand their relationship to their inner self and their loved ones. By using an integrative and body-centered approach, Amanda is able to support clients in reconnecting to their core values and those around them.

Many of Amanda’s clients come in when stress has reached a breaking point, whether it’s due to the reemergence of traumatic past events, significant life changes, burnout at work, or loss of creativity and motivation. Stressful moments play out across the landscape of the body; by learning to tune into physical cues and sensations, Amanda helps clients to calm overwhelming emotions and move in the direction of positive change.

Amanda uses a holistic approach, grounded in traditional talk therapy, but also making space for body-centered approaches, such as meditation and mindfulness, relaxation exercises, and creative expression. Her office is a safe space to tap into the wisdom of the body, to allow old wounds to heal and the truest self to emerge.

Amanda aims for clients to leave each session with a renewed sense of peace and clarity. Her office is easily accessible from the Irving Park Blueline station.


Message to clients

Maybe you have tried the self-help books, Youtube yoga videos, or even traditional talk therapy, but you still haven't found You - that sense of peace, a knowing or deeper understanding, or sense of worthiness in your life and your calling. You are on the right track, but you seek a space that helps you feel connected and trust the parts of yourself that you still are learning how to accept and own. Maybe you are a creative person, in mind, body, or spirit, that seeks guidance from a fellow creative. If you are looking to get in touch with You and create healing movement and growth in your life, then I am the therapist and supportive guide for you. Find peace from trauma, anxiety, or significant life changes and move towards resiliency, freedom, and a life you are living versus simply existing. In our sessions we may talk, we may breathe, we may move creatively and expressively, we may meditate and practice mindfulness, or we may practice being still and listening and being within while quieting the fears. Curious? Want to know more? Schedule a call for a free consultation and lets see if your journey begins here.


Specialties

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160
  • Initial session: $185

Therapist's note

Amanda provides direct billing services for clients with out-of-network benefits.

Amanda does two intake sessions at $185 each, and follow up sessions at $160.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Irving Park practice

4028 West Irving Park Road

Loft B

Chicago, IL 60641

Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online therapy practice
Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Volunteers of America, 2009 - 2014

Columbia College Chicago, MA, 2010
Birmingham-Southern College, BA, 2007


Languages

  • English

Therapy Groups

Amanda  Mitchell
The Space Between: A Dance/Movement Therapy Group

This bimonthly group for adult individuals utilizes discussion, mindfulness, and gentle movement to help members feel more internally grounded and less depleted from life's stressors.

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