She/Her/HersLicensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, LCDC Master of Arts, MA Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Amanda Thomas is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor located in Austin, TX. Amanda enjoys working with young people and adults who struggle with feelings of intense shame, low self-esteem, and loneliness. Many of her clients feel trapped in their lives without a way to advocate for themselves or to communicate with others in a way that sets healthy boundaries. This can result in the need to cope through self-medication and substance use, or even suicidal ideation. Amanda helps her clients uncover authentic, balanced lives and teaches them the emotional skills they need to feel better.
Amanda often brings an existential approach into therapy sessions. She might encourage her clients to consider the “why” behind their thoughts, feelings, or actions. She doesn’t shy away from asking big questions about the meaning of life or life purpose, which can help clients sort through their beliefs when it comes to how they want to live their lives. She practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), two therapy modalities based in the power of thoughts. Clients learn how to effectively cope with distress and practice their coping skills with Amanda’s guidance. Amanda teaches clients how to advocate for themselves and to prioritize their own needs, so that they can feel in control of their lives without shame.
Amanda also brings a mind-body approach to therapy, believing that healing must happen emotionally and physically. She enjoys teaching adolescents about the importance of mental health and is an advocate for accessible mental health services for those who are often overlooked due to systemic and economic barriers.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others
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Years of Experience: 4 years
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New York University, MA in Applied Psychology, 2020
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, MA in Theological Studies, 2017
University of Texas at Austin, BA in Classics and Linguistics, 2014