Amanda Shields, LSCSW, LMAC
I am a Veteran of the Armed Forces, Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), and Licensed Master Addiction Counselor (LMAC). I completed my Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Kansas State University and Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. The graduate degree was focused on clinical mental health with a sub-concentration in working with Military Servicemembers, veterans, and their families.
I am a strong believer that people change everyday, and this is best achieved from a teamwork approach between the clinician and client.
I incorporate a strength-based approach; meaning, I am not asking, “What is wrong with you?” but more “What is right with you?”
I enjoy working with adolescents up to late adulthood; to include individual and family therapy
I specialize in various forms of trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, adjustment disorders, obsessive compulsive behaviors and thoughts, and defiant/conduct disorders.
Several treatment modalities are utilized to ensure each person is provided the individualized care he or she deserves.
A few of therapy approaches are as follows:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) , Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Problem Solving Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Finding Words, Experiential Focused Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Military Culture Focused Therapy – to include active duty Servicemembers, veterans, and their families.