Amanda recently moved to Redding from Wisconsin where she originally set out to pursue a career in education. Her path changed soon after she began working in a school setting when she saw a need for wellness services amongst the students. At that point, she made the decision to complete a community psychology program at Alverno College.
Before she began graduate school, Amanda worked as a Crisis Stabilization Worker for the local school district, where she worked with students involved in foster care and the criminal justice system. After her work with the school district, Amanda began her program at Alverno and moved on to work with a dual diagnosis treatment program at a homeless shelter where she provided vocational and educational services clients.
As a part of her graduate program, Amanda completed an AODA IOP program at Columbia St. Mary’s hospital, where she led group therapy sessions, as well as family and individual sessions. During this time, she also worked for drug treatment court where provided advocacy services to clients throughout their recovery.
Amanda is passionate about community-based wellness that is centered around the systems in which we live. She strives to create an environment rooted in kindness and open mindedness to help clients work towards their treatment goals.
In her free time, she enjoys biking, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.