I offer integrated holistic Christian counseling to those who are experiencing difficulties and hardships in life. By creating a peaceful and non-judgmental space, I encourage clients to share their pain and together, evaluate how it is impacting their body, spirit, and soul.
I will then guide you through the process of becoming whole, using a blend of spiritual and psychological practices and principles. Along the way, it is my hope that as you introduce the healed version of yourself to your friends, family, and community, your relationships and spaces will also begin to heal and transform.
"Amanda is the type of therapist that truly walks the talk; her presence is powerful, honest, and supportive. She helps people feel less afraid to take risks and talk about the hard experiences of their lives. It's clear that underneath her work, education and passion for theory and understanding of psychology, is her faith, which continuously drives her in the work of helping people heal."
My most recent work has included providing holistic counseling to clients and offering clinical supervision to other counselors at a Christian counseling group practice. I truly have a heart to see the people in the city of Pittsburgh, and beyond, become whole.
Becoming whole is active. It is a process. However, with the right guidance, becoming whole is possible for you. You can attain holistic health; spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Allow me to help you on your journey!
After 12 years in the wellness space, I’ve recently answered my God-given call to launch Becoming Whole Counseling and Consulting.
My mission is to provide spiritually-grounded, trauma-informed, empowerment-driven, integrated holistic Christian counseling through co-creating a peaceful place where you can begin your journey towards healing and wholeness.
I’ve spent over 17 years of my career working, counseling, and mentoring in the inner city of Pittsburgh. I’ve been employed by the Allegheny County Jail in addition to several non-profit agencies across the county.
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Faith in and relationship with Jesus is central to my therapeutic process. In addition, the field of psychology has developed theories, practices, and interventions that are valuable tools. At Becoming Whole, the blend of faith and the field of psychology delivers a unique and sustainable approach for your healing and growth potential.
Here at Becoming Whole, I aim to give people the freedom to think for themselves, and I help empower you to hear and honor your own voice. When we learn to understand ourselves and discover God's truth, we can also learn to speak and live out that truth.
This is a safe space that places a high value on learning and respecting the cultural values and experiences that make us all unique. We all come from different walks of life with various perspectives and trauma. We all have a desire to be seen, heard, and respected. Becoming Whole is a place where all can safely release any pain this has created, while learning how to navigate it. No matter what walk of life you come from, you have permission HERE, to be human.
Freedom is breaking patterns and unhealthy mindsets. It's allowing your true, authentic nature and God-given identity to emerge as you learn to identify and shed various layers of pain created by your relationships and experiences. At Becoming Whole, I help you identify these layers as you gain the courage to reject the lies that cause havoc in relationships and distort how you see yourself.
Pain often paves the way to purpose. Through the process of therapy, there is perspective to be gained through the pain we have endured. Here, I help you discover that purpose. Despite it all — your perceived failures, rejection, abuse, abandonment or the general issues of life — you, yes YOU, have purpose.
The process will begin with a thorough assessment of your body, spirit, and soul. Together, we will then create an individualized action plan to begin the process of becoming whole. Throughout the course of therapy, a blend of body work, spiritual practices, and psychological principles will be introduced and encouraged. Sessions will be a blend of the client sharing, and the therapist actively listening, supporting, and teaching.
If you are experiencing thoughts of wanting to harm yourself or someone else, it is of utmost importance to us that you get the support and instruction you need to be restored to a state of internal safety. Telephone and mobile crisis services can be available to you by contacting the resolve Crisis Services Hotline at 1-888-796-8226. or the Suicide Crisis Lifeline, 988. You can also go to your local emergency room for a mental health evaluation.
Not in the least! No matter your belief system, this is a safe place to heal and explore your beliefs without the pressure to conform. I invite those who have been wounded by the church or other religious practices to process your questions or pain. I place a high value on creating a non-judgmental space by welcoming feedback if or when that is not your felt experience.
Yes! I accept UPMC, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Cigna.
While I'm not qualified to do a comprehensive assessment of your body and spirit, I have found it integral to consider what may also be happening in the body or the spirit, in order to address the soul (thoughts, emotions, behaviors). For example, if you have low Vitamin D levels, that may be impacting your mood and decision-making processes. If we leave that out of the equation, we're only addressing one aspect of your struggle with mood. In these cases, I often encourage clients to seek other professionals (such as doctors, nutritionists, pastors, etc.) outside of my scope of practice so that we can work together to address the whole person.
I know that reaching out to a counselor can evoke a myriad of emotions, but I'm here to help you feel at ease. Just fill out the confidential form below and I’ll contact you within 48 hours with information on scheduling a free consultation or intake session.