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About Amanda Hammond

Amanda Hammond is a licensed professional counselor, specializing in individual, family, and child/adolescent (ages 5 and up) therapy. I offer daytime, evening, and weekend appointments.

Amanda has over 7 years of experience as a therapist, and is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a graduate certificate from the Speciality Program for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SPADA) program. She specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, substance abuse, trauma, childhood behavior disorders, and parenting and behavior management.

Amanda views counseling as a collaborative process, and uses cognitive-behavioral therapy, DBT, and motivational interviewing to help clients learn skills to face life’s challenges and stressors. She works to engage children in therapy with the use of art, play, and activity-based techniques. She utilizes an individualized, person-centered approach to help clients work toward their identfied goals.

 

Trainings:

-“Group Therapy with Substance Abuse Clients” -Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards

-“Youth with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Home-Based Setting”- Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

-“The Whole Brain Child”- Tina Payne, Ph.D.

-“Human Trafficking Training”- Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

-“Co-Occurring College: Selected Workshops for Sustainability and Implementation”-Michigan Assocation of Community Mental Health Boards

-“Seeking Safety-Using the Curriculum with Adolescents”- Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health

-“Responding to the State of Emergency: Opioid Epidemic”- Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health

-“MATCP 19th Anual Conference: Keys to Recovery”- Michigan Asociation of Treatment Court Professionals (MATCP)

-“Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14” -Community Mental Health Association of Michigan

-“Mindy Body Skills for Emotional Regulation”- Starr Global Learning Network

-“Healing the Experience of Trauma”-Starr Global Learning Network

-“LGBT Youth: From Trauma to Belonging”- Starr Global Learning Network