Amanda Goodwin, MSW, LCSW
Amanda is a Licensed Social Worker who specializes in working with teenagers and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, behavioral health difficulties, and trauma.
Amanda works to assist clients in gaining greater insight into their own thoughts and feelings, in order to better understand behavior. Through this process, Amanda guides clients to reframe their perspective, take accountability and engage in healthier forms of communication and interaction.
Amanda has previously worked in intensive outpatient settings treating young adult and men’s trauma populations. She has completed 32 hour DBT Core Training with Essie Larsen, PhD.
Amanda has extensive experience in the following areas:
- Addictive Disorders / Substance Abuse
- Anxiety Disorders
- Couples Therapy
- Life Transitions
- Oppositional Behaviors
- Personality Disorders
- Self Harm / Suicidal Ideation
- Trauma / PTSD
Amanda is highly skilled and knowledgeable in a variety of modalities to address the above areas of treatment. These include but are not limited to:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Family Systems Theory
- Life Transitions Theory
- Mindfulness Based Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Strength Based Therapy
- Trauma Focused Therapy
Amanda’s primary goal is to provide a safe, warm, supportive and non-judgmental environment for clients to open up and process their feelings. The development of a compassionate and supportive therapeutic relationship provides a strong foundation for clients to explore their strengths. Amanda provides an eclectic approach to clients and explores treatment modalities that will best support and meet their needs. Amanda is passionate in providing clients with the empathy and support they need to continue working through their healing process.
- 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