Amanda King is a therapist on the Multi Concept Recovery Team. She graduated with a Bachelors’s in Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and a Masters’s of Social Welfare from UCLA. During her traineeship in graduate school, Amanda provided therapy and co-facilitated support groups at a cancer center to patients and caregivers. She also worked in a community mental health facility, where she provided therapy to those who were previously homeless and/or incarcerated and struggling with severe mental illness and addiction. Amanda also has experience working at an eating disorder recovery center as a residential counselor.
Her fascination and passion for psychology, wellness, alternative healing practices, trauma responses, and trauma healing are what fueled her desire to become a therapist. Amanda operates from a mindfulness-based, person-centered, and trauma-focused approach. This includes focusing on addressing the root cause of mental health issues and facilitating healing as opposed to symptom management.
Amanda strongly believes in empowering her clients in their chosen path of recovery. She utilizes a holistic approach to treatment and emphasizes the importance of the mind/body connection. She is looking to expand her knowledge even further through training in EMDR.