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Areas of Focus:
• Depression & Mood Disorders
• Trauma
• Attachment and parent-child dynamics
• Adults, Adolescents, Family Therapy

Approach & Style:
• Brain-spotting
• Humanistic

• Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #106508
• B.S. in Community Studies from University Of Santa Cruz
• M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from John F. Kennedy University

Amanda Cortez

Owner, LMFT

I work with adolescents, individuals, and families. I am certified in Brainspotting, trained in IFS and am passionate about working with trauma survivors.

I am passionate about providing treatment for individuals who would like to explore parent-child attachment dynamics as adults, exploration of holding self-compassion in relationships with friends, intimate partners and/or family, and who may have a history or trauma.

I work with individuals, teen, couples and family therapy. My specialities include treating depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, parent/teen conflict, mother/father-daughter/son relational dynamics, mood disorders, sleep disorders, trauma, sexual identity, bi-racial dynamics and body positivity. In therapy, I integrate whole wellness and health, build upon your strengths, work towards inspiring creativity within yourself as I believe everyone is the author of their own lives.

I am certified in Brainspotting, trained in Nutritional Psychology and IFS (Internal Family Systems).
Other modalities that I use are self-harm prevention, ACT, CBT/DBT, attachment dynamics, and Gottman Couples therapy. In addition, another passion is working with families in crisis, infertility and organizational psychology.

Goals are specific to each individual, include building upon your strengths, personal growth, increase self-awareness, shame and self-esteem. My personal style is an integrative approach utilizing a variety of treatment modalities, uniquely tailored to each individual's needs.

When you can't control what is happening around you, challenge yourself to control the way you respond. I take a collaborative approach in your development, whether you are burnt out or struggling with the day to day, healing can be painful. If you have a specific need for support, don't hesitate to give me a call- we can discuss it.

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