Amanda Samuels
314-472-8180 | EMAIL

By way of introduction, I am an intern and am currently getting my Masters in Counseling at Lindenwood University. As a Counselor in Training (CIT), I received my undergraduate education from University of Missouri-Columbia in psychology and human development and family studies. I then received my Masters in Education from Webster University. My care is supervised by Camille Bruton Reinhold, LPC, and Lindenwood University. I am a member of the American Counseling Association.

As a counselor, I believe that our thoughts guide our feelings and if we can change these thoughts to what we want instead of what we tell ourselves we can have, that we can change the way we feel about ourselves and the situations that we encounter. My goal in therapy is to help you learn to care for yourself and put yourself first so that you have the ability to take on the external things as they come your way. We will collaborate to identify therapeutic goals and can work on and revise the goals as needed to fit your needs. We will talk about self-care, coping strategies for things that may be causing stress and anxiety and even practice how to handle these situations when they occur. My job as a therapist is to help you to identify problem situations by allowing you to tell your story, helping you to reshape the story to the way you want it to look, and teach you the skills so that you can apply them to other situations that may come up throughout your life. I am influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.

She is offering counseling sessions free of charge through December 2019.