Clinical Focus: Adolescent Therapist
“I love La Plata Family Therapy! We have had such a wonderful experience coming here. I recommend it to all of my friends and family.”
– Katie B.
EMDR | Animal Assisted Therapy | Depression | Anxiety | Grief & Loss | Emotional Regulation
EDUCATION & LICENSES
Licensed Social Worker (University of Denver)
Animal Assisted Therapy Certificate
Equine Assisted Mental Health Practitioner
A MESSAGE FROM AMANDA
Many middle schoolers and high schoolers struggle with anxiety, depression, and figuring out who they are. They’re beginning to explore their identity, their ideas, their values, peer relationships, and this can be overwhelming for them.
This often leads to isolating from friends and family, struggling with academics, and getting into big fights with parents and caregivers. The pre-teen/teenager stage of life is really difficult. The transition isn’t just hard for the child, but also for the family.
For the last 5 years, I’ve been helping teenagers and children identify and manage anxiety, sadness, and anger so they can confidently navigate relationships, manage school pressures, and clearly communicate how they feel. I believe that through the therapeutic process children and parents can have a healthy and thriving relationship.
If you want your child to have a safe place to open up about their struggles and develop healthy ways to manage their stress and anxiety, schedule an appointment today.
How Animal Assisted Therapy Can Enhance Therapy
Starting therapy can be intimidating, and for children who love animals, animal assisted therapy can be a great option. Many people feel a connection to animals, whether it is pets or other animals in their lives, and this can be especially true for children.