Amanda Goodwin

Amanda Goodwin, MSW, LCSW

Amanda Goodwin, MSW, LCSW, is a compassionate and skilled psychotherapist with a special focus on assisting teenagers and adults who are navigating the complexities of depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, behavioral health issues, and trauma. Her therapeutic approach is deeply rooted in understanding the intricate connections between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, guiding her clients towards a path of self-awareness and transformation.

Amanda’s method involves a collaborative journey with her clients, helping them to shift their perspectives, embrace accountability, and cultivate healthier ways of communicating and interacting. Her extensive experience includes working in intensive outpatient settings, where she has provided specialized care for young adults and men dealing with trauma. Amanda’s expertise is further enhanced by her completion of a 32-hour DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Core Training with Essie Larsen, Ph.D., equipping her with a robust toolkit to support her clients effectively.

At the heart of Amanda’s practice is her commitment to creating a therapeutic environment that is both safe and nurturing. She believes in the power of a non-judgmental, warm, and supportive space where clients feel empowered to express themselves openly and explore their emotional landscape. 

Amanda adopts an eclectic therapeutic approach, tailoring her strategies to meet the unique needs of each client. Her goal is to explore various treatment modalities that resonate best with her clients, ensuring a personalized and effective healing journey. Amanda’s passion lies in providing the empathy and support necessary for her clients to navigate their healing process, affirming her dedication to their continued growth and well-being.

Educational Background:

  • Doctor of Social Work with focus on Human Rights Leadership – Monmouth University (currently enrolled)
  • Master of Social Work – Monmouth University
  • Bachelor of Psychology – Kean University

Amanda has extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Addictive Disorders / Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Behaviors
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self Harm / Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma / PTSD

Amanda is highly skilled and knowledgeable in a variety of modalities that include but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Life Transitions Theory
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Strength Based Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Therapy

Getting help from Amanda for my trauma was a turning point in my life. Her kindness, understanding, and expertise in trauma therapy gave me the strength and tools I needed to start healing. Amanda’s support has been unwavering, helping me face my past and move toward a stronger future. I’m so grateful for her guidance and compassion.