"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." 

MAYA ANGELOU

 

ABOUT ME

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 15 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.

EDUCATION
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, BA

  • Liberty University, MA

  • Georgia Professional License Number: 010750

SPECIALTIES
  • Adults, Adolescents, and Children (5+ years)

  • Couples and Families

  • Parenting

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Depression

  • Play Therapy Techniques 

  • DBT Skills Leader/DBT Skills Groups

  • EMDR Trained

  • Christian Counseling

  • Telemental Health Certified

EXPERIENCE

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.

CONTACT ME

 

I am accepting new clients! Please  fill out the form on the right with your information and click "send." I will contact you to set up an appointment.

PHONE

678-802-9874

ADDRESS

5425 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Ste. 1101, Office #4, Lawrenceville, GA 30043

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504 Indian Trail Lilburn Road, Suite 200B, Lilburn, GA 30047

E-MAIL