Amanda StanforthMSW, LCSW
Amanda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from North Carolina State University, and prior to her graduate studies worked as an educator with Wake County Public School System.
Amanda has worked in community mental health for the past three years, and has a strong passion for supporting adults, children, adolescents, and families to healing. Amanda has experience working with a variety of populations, and is dedicated to prioritizing the needs and goals of her clients in their therapeutic work. She specializes in mindfulness, anxiety, mood, attention, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, life changes and relationship issues. Within a family context, she utilizes the framework of the family system to support changing behaviors and identifying growth. Amanda believes that first and foremost, a non-judgmental, warm approach is necessary to meet clients seeking therapy wherever they are in their journey.
Amanda uses a variety of treatment modalities to best meet the needs of her clients. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), as well as Motivational Interviewing. Amanda works to cultivate an approach tailored to the needs of her clients, and may incorporate various models in her therapeutic work to best support client progress. She values a safe, welcoming space that honors the trust given by clients as they share their vulnerabilities and strengths, and openly welcomes clients of all backgrounds.
In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her fiancé, her two cats, being outdoors, volunteering her time for organizations focused on the needs of children, families and marginalized populations, chamomile tea and traveling.