Supervisor: Dr. Zohar BenDavid-Streiner
Location of office: Nepean
Amanda offers 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 change, growth and healing. Amanda has experience and interest in the following areas:
Amanda works collaboratively with her clients, integrating aspects from the following approaches to meet each client’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. Amanda has two years of practicum experience providing counselling services to adults in a university setting. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP), and maintains her professional development through regular supervision and training workshops.
Amanda has more than 25 years’ experience as a psychometrist in both clinical and research settings. She currently works with the Neuropsychology team at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario where she conducts assessments with children and youth in order to document their neurocognitive, academic and social-emotional status. Amanda’s psychometric expertise also extends to the assessment of adults – she has held positions at the Parkinson’s Clinic (Civic Campus, Ottawa Hospital) and the Memory Loss Clinic (Royal Ottawa Health Care Group). At Ottawa West Professional Services, Amanda provides psychoeducational testing of children and adults under the supervision of Dr. Zohar BenDavid-Streiner.
Amanda’s commitment to making a difference in the lives of others is mirrored in her volunteer role as President of the One Boy One Van Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for special needs children in Eastern Ontario.