Amanda Dillard


About Me

Hello! My name is Amanda! I have a Bachelor’s in Communication with emphasis on Interpersonal Communication. I have a Master’s in Counseling and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. I also have my Illinois and Missouri School Counseling License. I have 10 years’ experience in the field.

I have worked as a counselor with children and adults who had Illinois DCFS involvement. In Missouri, I worked as an Intensive In-Home Specialist and supervisor working with families referred for services to help stabilize the family and prevent coming into state care. I have also worked as a Clinical and Case Management Supervisor for a residential program serving Illinois youth in care who are unable to maintain in a home setting due to behaviors or trauma and youth in the Juvenile Justice Center looking to transition back into the community.

As you can see, I have a wide range of experience in working with youth, adults and families. I really enjoy working with others on developing their skills, support systems and helping them through many difficult situations. I use a wide range of techniques and have also emphasized a Dialectical Behavior Therapy approach with clients. I have experience in working with individuals with anxiety, depression, self-harm / injurious behaviors, trauma / abuse, parental conflict, interpersonal relationships, life transitions, etc.

I feel a supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship is the foundation to achieve your therapeutic goals. You know yourself best and I am available to help guide you through this time of need. I would love to assist you with any counseling needs that you have.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #180.012816 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Written by C.H. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Amanda for 5 months

My daughter has been praising Amanda since their sessions began a few months ago. She has offered excellent advice and I am confident she will help my daughter.