Amanda Holden, LPC, CADC-I

Amanda Holden, LPC, CADC-I (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

*ONLINE THERAPY ONLY* My approach to counseling is to offer warmth and non-judgement while helping you implement practical solutions.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-839-2230

7415 N Oatman Avenue

Portland, 97217

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $110-$140

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2009

Languages: English

Faith: Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Wicca/Paganism

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Approach to Helping

Depending on your reasons for counseling, I tailor my approach to meet your unique needs. We will collaborate on an ongoing basis to determine the course of our sessions together and I will take my cues from you as to what feels most helpful. I am always happy to answer questions you have about what to expect during counseling or the rationale behind my approach and tools I use. In order to provide effective counseling, I utilize a blend of methods from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Reality Therapy and Motivational Interviewing as is appropriate for each unique individual with which I work. Nurturing a spirit of mindfulness is also foundational to the work I do. During the course of therapy, I may use guided meditation, mindfulness practices, traditional talk therapy, cognitive-behavioral exercises, sandtray therapy or other forms of expressive therapy, or referrals for additional resources to help you reach your goals.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Initially trained as a marriage and family therapist, I have worked with children, teens, families, couples and individual adults since 2009. My specialities include helping people find relief from depression, anxiety, difficulties with life transitions, struggles coping with day-to-day life, unhealthy patterns of substance use, and dissatisfying relationships.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Narrative  External link

    I firmly believe that although you may need support or guidance to reach your therapeutic goals, you are the expert on your own life and you are not your problems. Since my extensive research into Narrative Therapy during my graduate studies, I have utilized this form of psychotherapy to help clients re-author their own lives.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    Nurturing a spirit of mindfulness (practicing active, non-judgmental, curious, neutral attention to our moment-to-moment experience) is the foundation of the work I do with clients.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy methods with almost all of my clients. I have discovered that profound therapeutic change often occurs for those who not only accept and make peace with their internal experience but also create practical solutions in their daily lives through behavioral and cognitive change.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Personal Growth External link

    For lasting impact, I have found the foundation of personal growth must be the fostering of a deep sense of worthiness exactly as one is. Although a commonly-held belief, self-judgment and self-criticism do not motivate us to do better; they keep us stuck in the very patterns we seek to avoid. Only when we learn to let go of unhelpful narratives about who we are can we realize our full potential.

  • Drug Dependence / Abuse / Addiction External link

    I’m a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and enjoy working with those struggling with patterns of substance use. Whether your teen is using meth, you’re a successful professional concerned about your use of opiates, or you’re worried about your partner, I’m here to help. I have no interest in stereotypes or labels and am here to provide the support you need to reach your goals.

  • Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence External link

    I’m a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and enjoy working with those struggling with patterns of substance use. Whether you suspect your teen is drinking too much, you’re a successful professional concerned about your own use alcohol, or you’re worried about your partner's drinking, I’m here to help. I have no interest in stereotypes or labels and am here to provide the support you need.

  • Self-Esteem External link

    To help clients address self-esteem concerns, I use a combination of mindfulness skills, cognitive strategies, and the development of supportive narratives. With these tools, I assist clients in integrating shame resiliency skills into their daily lives.

  • Anxiety External link

    In helping you find effective relief from anxiety, I utilize a mindfulness-based approach coupled with cognitive-behavioral skills and strategies.

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