Amanda is a Registered Psychotherapist offering individual counselling and psychotherapy services to adults. She believes in the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment for clients as they begin their journey of growth and healing. Amanda has expertise and interest in the following areas:
Amanda works collaboratively with individuals, integrating aspects from the following approaches to meet each person’s specific needs and goals.
Amanda is a graduate of Saint Paul University’s Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Counselling and Spirituality. Prior to this, she received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Highest Honours) in Psychology from Carleton University. Under the supervision of Dr. Zohar BenDavid-Streiner, Amanda has been providing counselling and psychotherapy services at Ottawa West Professional Services since 2017. She is a licensed member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO License No. 008307) and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). Amanda maintains her professional development through training workshops, certification coursework, and regular supervision.
Amanda has more than 30 years’ experience as a psychometrist in clinical, research, and private practice settings. She has previously held positions with the Behavioural Neurosciences and Consultation Liaison team at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Parkinson’s Clinic (Civic Campus, Ottawa Hospital) and the Memory Loss Clinic (Royal Ottawa Health Care Group).
Amanda’s commitment to making a difference in the lives of others is mirrored in her past volunteer work. She is the former President and CEO of One Boy One Van Foundation – a charitable organization that was dedicated to improving the quality of life for special needs children in Eastern Ontario. Additionally, as part of the Glebe Centre’s telephone assurance program, Amanda maintained regular contact with elderly clientele to check on their physical and emotional well-being.