Amanda has provided counseling services to children, families, teens and adults since 2002. While working in the school setting for ten years, her responsibilities included providing counseling, developing and implementing behavioral and educational plans, leading social-skills groups, using play and art therapy techniques, providing suicide and homicide intervention, conducting in-home training and serving as the Certified Trainer for Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. Amanda received the Gold Star award in 2015 from NISD for her outstanding work, dedication and attitude. Amanda also worked as the abuse counselor for the Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee Counties. Amanda received her Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Living and Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Stephen F. Austin State University. She completed internships with Heartbeat Pregnancy Center and SFASU Career and Counseling Center. Upon completion of her master’s degree, she obtained her professional counseling license and fulfilled the requirements to be a Supervisor for LPC interns.