About Me

I believe that life is precious, change is possible, and, in fact, inevitable. The teen years can be filled with obstacles, challenges but yet opportunities. Teens are learning more about themselves, how they fit in this world, their changing roles in the family and in society, what they want to do with their lives, learning about relationships with significant others and their peers, dealing with stress and pressures they place on themselves and others placing on themselves, dealing with challenges as well as opportunities for growth and change. When the universe throws us some curve balls, it is evident in our responses how we can find the possibility for growth and peace. Therapy provides a breathing space to take a closer look and move toward contentedness, growth, and fulfillment in a warm, safe and friendly environment. I am committed to providing you with the tools you need to achieve healthy growth and change. I help teen and young adults move past hurts and life challenges. My value system and philosophies rest upon the belief that individuals have tremendous strength, spirit, and a powerful capacity for change, and together, we will collaborate to help you grow and live a more peaceful, happy and balanced life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW8077 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by K.E. on Jul 19, 2021 after counseling with amy for 5 months

Amy is both professional and caring. She gives my daughter space to own her own growth but consistently checks in with her and with me. She is compassionate but with honest feedback. She has been so helpful.

Written by H.A. on May 10, 2021 after counseling with amy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Amy has been a great help to me through some difficult times. She is always positive and has helped me to find better ways to handle situations rather than fall back on my unproductive responses.

Written by P.O. on Apr 17, 2021 after counseling with amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

In the past weeks I've been talking with Amy about the changes and challenges in my life. Amy is very emphatic and comprehensive, she understands my feelings very fast and can give some good advice.
Many thanks Amy :)

Written by J.E. on Apr 16, 2021 after counseling with amy for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Amy has brought my life into a better place. She’s taught me skills that have not only helped me but I’ve been able to pass her knowledge on to others. I look forward to speaking with her every week.
I’ve had at least five other therapists and none of them have been able to get me to acknowledge the feelings I’ve been hiding about my childhood abuse. She brings me the comfort and caring I need to be honest with myself. She provides me with the strength to remember the past and helps me to move forward.
If you are looking for a person to help you explore your experience of abuse, Amy can truly help.

Written by J.E. on Mar 01, 2021 after counseling with amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amy is extremely thoughtful and empathetic. She is happy to customize the experience so that I can better understand and follow the process.

Written by E.L. on Feb 17, 2021 after counseling with amy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Amy has truly helped transform my life and each day I appreciate more and more the work we have achieved together.

Written by A.I. on Feb 04, 2021 after counseling with amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Amy really helps me going through a though phase in my life. She replies fast and shows me tools for self help and reflection. I feel like she had a positive impact on my life already.

Written by T.O. on Jan 26, 2021 after counseling with amy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I can not speak highly enough of Amy. I’ve had a number of counselors in the past and none of them really seemed to understand me, but from day one I felt understood and cared for by Amy. She responds quickly, with care, and I never feel like a burden. Thank you for everything you do for me Amy!

Written by A.I. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with amy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amy is one of the best counselors I've ever worked with. She's been helping me through so many deep rooted anxieties by providing guidance and tools for a better frame of mind. She's always uplifting me and helping look at the positives in life. We also have a lot of similar interests which makes me feel very connected to her!

Written by Z.O. on Nov 20, 2020 after counseling with amy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Amy really helped me walk through a lot of issues i dealt with growing up and I feel like I've overcome/let go of a lot of issues that were holding me back in life. Thank you Amy!!

Written by J.O. on Nov 06, 2020 after counseling with amy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very responsive, personal and attentive counselor that has listened to my needs and adapted our counseling to maximize my success and growth!

Written by B.H. on Sep 25, 2020 after counseling with amy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve only had 2-3 sessions with Amy but so far she has listened and understood my mental chaos. She helps me sort of organize my thoughts in ways that helps me regulate my emotions. I look forward to continuing my work with Amy in becoming a healthier being.

Written by A.L. on Sep 16, 2020 after counseling with amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Amy is wonderful and I am excited and opptimistic about the future.

Written by M.E. on Aug 23, 2020 after counseling with amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and adhd

Amy has been a great match for me. She’s very kind and non-judgmental, and advocates for me when I lose hope in my own capabilities. She also provides very relevant worksheets. :)

Written by B.E. on Aug 22, 2020 after counseling with amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

She is a great listener and was got me through a very tough time in my life.

Written by M.O. on Aug 02, 2020 after counseling with amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Ms.Manko is amazing. I thought I was a lost cause, helpless. She’s showing me that I’m not. Although I haven’t been with her long she’s helped me so much. Her methods, her response time, her level of expertise, she’s a great counselor. I could go on all day but it’s best you’d get that full experience in person. Try her out.

Written by M.A. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Amy is really great. She listens to what’s currently on your mind while working through deeper issues which I really appreciate.