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Amanda Gonzalez, MS, MHC-I

Amanda Gonzalez, MS, MHC-I

Associate Therapist, New York & New Jersey

Accepting New Clients


Commitment

Amanda Gonzalez is an Associate Therapist at Love Light Mental Health Counseling Services, PLLC. Known for her compassionate, empathetic, and determined nature, Amanda is committed to empowering her clients to embrace and live as their most authentic selves. She is dedicated to creating a safe, genuine, and nonjudgmental space for clients to navigate their life's journey. Amanda believes that therapy is not just a necessity but a deserved path toward self-love and acknowledgment.


Areas of Focus

Amanda provides therapeutic support to individuals, couples, and families, helping them navigate various mental health challenges.


Therapeutic Approach

Amanda utilizes a diverse range of therapeutic techniques tailored to meet the unique needs of each client:

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT): Helping clients accept their thoughts and feelings while committing to behavior changes that align with their values.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Addressing negative patterns of thought that lead to dysfunctional behaviors.
  • Narrative Therapy: Empowering clients to reshape their narratives and create empowering stories about their lives.
  • Case Management Counseling: Providing holistic support that includes coordinating various services and resources to meet clients' needs.

Specializations

Amanda specializes in:

  • Trauma Recovery: Assisting clients in overcoming trauma and building resilience.
  • Anxiety Management: Offering strategies and tools to manage and alleviate anxiety.
  • Depression Treatment: Providing support and interventions to help clients manage and overcome depression.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Ensuring that therapy respects and incorporates cultural diversity, particularly within the African American community.

Education

  • Currently pursuing an Advanced Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Long Island University
  • Master of Science in Psychology from Mercy University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island

Professional Disclosure Statement

  • Qualifications: Amanda Gonzalez is in the process of accumulating clinical hours towards her graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling. She serves as a Mental Health Counselor, operating under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Counselor.
  • Supervision: Amanda's practice is conducted under the guidance of Sherene Henry, LMHC, LPC, NCC (License #012789). This supervisory relationship is instrumental in expanding Amanda’s repertoire of clinical interventions within the field of counseling. It encompasses activities such as case review, discussion, observation through shadowing, and examination of clinical notes. The objective of this supervision is to foster Amanda’s growth into a competent counseling practitioner, enhancing her skills and practical application in the field. Similar to the treating clinician, supervisors maintain the same level of client confidentiality, ensuring ethical and private treatment of all cases.

Questions?

Our team is ready to understand your needs and answer any questions you might have. Please send us a message. A member of our team will respond via email or text within 24-72 business hours.