Psychologist Session

Amanda Carrington Counseling, LLC

Embrace your Future, Heal from your Past

 
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About

Amanda has over 15 years of experience working as a therapist, child welfare social worker, and early interventionist.   She is a Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) Therapist and her areas of interest and expertise include: trauma (PTSD), maternal mental health (postpartum & perinatal mood and anxiety disorders), infant & toddler development, attachment, parenting, depression, anxiety, and grief & loss.  

Amanda is a relationship-oriented therapist with roots in attachment and psycho-dynamic theories. She utilizes EMDR therapy to facilitate healing and allow for growth and change.

Amanda seeks to partner with her clients on their journey while providing empathic support, validation, practical feedback, and building on client strengths. 

Amanda integrates additional methodologies and techniques (Internal Family Systems, Ego-state Therapy, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral strategies, etc.) as needed. 

She also uses sense of humor and personality in therapy to help build the therapeutic relationship. 

Education

M.A. Professional Counseling, Argosy University, 2006
B.A. Spanish & Psychology, Virginia Tech, 2002

License & Professional Certifications 

VA LPC # 0701005215, 2012

Certified EMDR Therapist, EMDRIA, December 2020

Certified Early Interventionist, 2013-2018

Specialized Training 

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), Internal Family Systems, Jungian Sandplay, Infant Mental Health, Maternal Mental Health / Postpartum & Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders 

Professional Memberships

American Counseling Association (www.counseling.org)

Virginia Counselors Association (www.vcacounselors.org)

EMDR International Association (www.emdria.org)