This is your life. What are you going to make of it? Oftentimes there are things holding us back from having the life we envision, from being the person we want to be. Amanda is committed to supporting your healing, growth and discovery so that you can uncover, reclaim and create the life you want and deserve.
Amanda is based just outside of Denver, CO and has a private practice, Open Circle Counseling. She provides in-person ketamine assisted psychotherapy, as well as preparation and integration services, either in-person or online. Amanda also works with California residents via video and provides supervision to pre-licensed therapists.
She often assists adults working through challenges associated with anxiety, depression, trauma, high sensitivity and climate anxiety and grief–as well as spiritual and existential challenges.
Amanda has over 20 years experience supporting clients and students in their healing and recovery. She began formally teaching yoga and meditation in 2000, studying with Ana Forrest. In 2005, she entered monastic life, studying vipassana meditation at Kyaswa Monastery in Burma. In 2010, she obtained her Master's in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Expressive Arts Therapy, from California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).
During her master's training, Amanda gained experience in gerontological wellness, and was trained on therapeutically working with non-ordinary states of consciousness within the elder population. Topics and techniques included: non-verbal processing, arts-based interventions, within a transpersonal, existential/humanistic frame.
Amanda's own personal growth and healing via psychedelics lead her to become trained and certified as a psychedelic assisted psychotherapist. She draws from Buddhist teachings, yoga techniques, art and expression, as well as cognitive and behavioral approaches when working with clients. She is active in the psychedelic professional community and stays up-to-date on the evolving modality of psychedelic assisted therapy.
She is excited and passionate about assisting clients towards growth and healing. Reach out for a consultation to learn more via [email protected] or by calling 720-381-4110.