Amanda McAtee

(LPC, NCC, MS)

About Me

Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! My name is Amanda and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I am also Nationally Certified as a counselor. I currently have my master’s in clinical counseling, and I am going for my Doctorate in Psychology specializing in addictions. I have over 5 years’ experience working in the mental health field and in addictions combined. I have also spent the past 2 years working in the school district providing mental health school-based services to children ages 6-19 years of age. I have the most experience working with anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), addictions and family/relationship conflicts. I also have experience working with many other mental disorders and issues like; LGBT- related issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues and anger management to name a few. I am open to working with anyone and any issue at hand.

I have dealt with mental health not only in my professional life, but also in my personal life. My mother has always had issues with depression which was passed on to me and I passed onto my daughter. My daughter and I both live with depression and anxiety daily. I know how difficult it can be living with mental health issues and maybe having people around you that do not understand the struggles and can judge which hurts and can make you feel alone. Things may feel lost and lonely now, but once you reach out your hand for help and the support you need and take that first step many things may turn around for you in the future. Sometimes all you need is that one person that understands and you can talk to about what is happening and how you are feeling.

I use a person-centered, holistic, and compassion-focused therapy. This means I work around your needs and wants in therapy and I give empathy and compassion throughout session. I tailor the sessions and treatments to each unique individual and do not do the same thing for each person. I use evidence-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling. I am willing to use whatever is needed to help everyone who works with me to feel better. I like to work with each person and not just for them, it is your life, and no one knows more about you than you. I want to be there for you throughout your journey by helping and supporting you, not just telling you what you need to do.

I am open to helping anyone that is willing to want to talk and work through their feelings, thoughts, concerns or problems. I am open to anyone and do so without judgement because we all have battles in our lives. Please give me 24 hours to repond. Most times it will not take me this long to answer, but other time it may. Also I may be unavailable on Saturdays.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC011915 (Expires: 2021-02-01)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Sep 23, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Often times, seeking counseling can be feel intimidating and uncomfortable. I’m happy to say that my experience working with Amanda has been extremely beneficial. She is very patient, has limitless compassion, and most importantly, offers a safe place for anyone struggling to be vulnerable and heard. With her help, I’ve been able to understand my areas of struggle and come up with ways to change unhealthy patterns and move in a more positive life direction. I look forward to continuing therapy with her and I am glad I took the important step in coming to teen counseling for guidance.

Written by A.M. on Sep 21, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Amanda is easy to talk to, compassionate, and a wonderful listener. Through her support, and feedback, I feel I have been able to gain perspective on issues with which I have been struggling, and which have felt overwhelming. I feel very fortunate to have been matched with Amanda, and look forward to continuing to work with her. I always look forward to our sessions, and she thoughtfully checks in with me during the week.

Written by R.E. on Aug 18, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks

Amanda has been very supportive during our first 2 weeks working with her.

Written by C.I. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

During my first session with her she asked me a question that I couldn’t believe I had never asked myself. And all it took was that one question for me to have an easier time addressing the issues in my life. I’m being intentionally broad, but she is helping me immensely with specific issues I’m having purely through asking the right questions

Written by S.U. on May 31, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 5 months

Amanda offers good suggestions and gives me good ideas on how to manage my problems.

Written by M.E. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Amanda always has such kind words to share and is supportive, she is great at checking in too. I have always felt comfortable, heard, and respected when talking with Amanda whether it be during a session or the text feature. The ability to have a session on my couch is so convenient and I find even makes me feels like I am just FaceTiming with a friend instead of feeling out on the spot (which I have felt with in person therapists before). I enjoy the connection I have with Amanda and her reliability!

Written by M.A. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

Amanda has been extremely helpful and supportive of me. She responds to my questions quickly and has given me useful tips and guidance during sessions. I would happily recommend Amanda to my family and friends.

Written by M.I. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Amanda is a wonderful listener and relates well to you by providing excellent advice and questions that allow you to work through your challenges on your own. She has been wonderful in every way! She is very responsive and uplifting to speak with and has helped me work through things I’ve been working on for a decade in a couple of months.

Written by M.A. on Apr 18, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Amanda has been a wonderful counselor so far. Speaking with her has made me feel very hopeful. She is calm and relatable. She brings a comfort to each meeting, which is exactly what I have needed. I appreciate her.

Written by M.O. on Apr 10, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Amanda has been wonderful and supportive! She is available, uplifting and a great person to talk to. I appreciate her and everything she does.

Written by J.E. on Mar 06, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months

It's easy to talk freely with Amanda. She listens and responds with helpful suggestions, comes up with plans of action and, probably most important of all, understands.

Written by R.Y. on Jan 18, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Amanda is truly caring. She always messages to check up on me. She is an expert counselor. Keep up the good work!