"OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE BEAUTY AROUND YOU, OPEN YOUR MIND TO THE WONDER OF LIFE, OPEN YOUR HEART TO THOSE WHO LOVE YOU, AND ALWAYS BE TRUE TO YOURSELF."
I am Amanda - a wife of nearly 30 years, a mother of three amazing young women, an avid sports fan, and a dog lover. I grew up in my beloved North Carolina, but have called seven different states "home." We have resided in Georgia for the last 17 years.
I have diverse professional experience - from sales and banking to serving as a pastor and an educator. I received my Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of North Carolina, and I earned my Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
I started my private practice in early 2019 and named it PureHeart to honor my Biblical life verse: Psalms 51:10, "Create in me a pure heart and renew a right spirit within me." It is rooted in my desire to see my clients thrive as they pursue a life of truth, clarity, and joy.
Besides my calling to help others and spending time with my family, it is my relationship with God that gives me the greatest joy. I feel blessed and privileged to assist others in their journey to mental and emotional healing.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, BA
Liberty University, MA
Georgia Professional License Number: 010750
Adults, Adolescents, and Children (12+ years)
Couples and Families
Play Therapy Techniques
DBT Skills Leader/DBT Skills Groups
Telemental Health Certified
My clinical and counseling experience is comprised of private practice, integrated health, and community counseling. In my previous work as a Children’s Ministry Director and as a Director of Instruction at a private Christian school, I gained extensive experience counseling families, adolescents, and children who were facing various issues--major life transitions, undesired behavior, self-esteem concerns, childhood traumas, and parenting questions.
I have found Child Therapy techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR to be especially helpful with my clients. While adolescents and women make up most of my clients, I have had the opportunity to work with various clients in all stages of life, including individuals, couples, and families.
I am currently accepting new clients, but due to COVID-19 warnings, I will only conduct VIRTUAL AND/OR TELEMENTAL HEALTH sessions (via phone or computer).
Former clients, please call directly to set up an appointment.
*Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions I am not able to see children under the age of 12, as I have found that they are underserved using telehealth sessions.
5425 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Ste. 1101, Office #1, Lawrenceville, GA 30043