Amanda Diamond, Counselor in Training
Come as you are! Amanda’s approach is to work alongside her clients, treating each person as the unique individual they are, who is worthy of unconditional acceptance, regardless of their current struggles or personal circumstances. She believes in holistic healing, and considers all parts of a person when working towards personal healing and growth.
Amanda believes there is commonality between all people and that each person has their own uniqueness relating to personality, ability, talent, attribute, and more. Being unique is a strength and can be used as a tool to push through barriers and help individuals advocate for themselves. Amanda creates a safe space for clients, allowing them to feel guided, supported, and empowered to recognize their abilities, understand their strengths, and make choices that allow them to live independent and meaningful lives. She will meet clients where they are and understands that authentic connection and compassionate care is a true catalyst for lifelong change.
Amanda is a former Middle School Teacher who was awarded the honor of Teacher of the Year. She has experience working with adolescents and their families, has trauma-informed training, and is knowledgeable and understanding of working with disabilities. After teaching, Amanda shifted her focus to healthcare, where she has spent nearly a decade. Her experience in healthcare ranges from working with individuals in numerous settings including long- and short-term residential communities, in-patient care, and small group-homes.
Amanda provides services to children, teens, and adults seeking support in areas related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, social and life skills, Autism Spectrum Disorder, emotional regulation, self-esteem challenges, navigating boundaries, trauma (emotional, sexual, physical), and physical and mental disabilities.
Amanda is currently enrolled in Maryville University’s Rehabilitation Counseling Program, with an additional component that focuses on vocational aspects and disabilities. She will sit for boards in October and graduate in December 2023. She currently serves as Maryville’s Graduate Assistant for the RC program, working closely with professors and clinicians. Amanda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Minor in Multi-Cultural studies at University of Missouri–Columbia, Honors College, in 2011. Amanda is participating in Get Centered’s CIT and PLPC Academy and is supervised on-site by Kathy Simmons, M.Ed., LPC, NCC #2019040721 with additional supervision from the Clinical Director Kim McGuiness, M.Ed., LPC, NCC #2019003417.
Amanda sees clients ages 8-adult, families and offers social skills counseling. Amanda’s hours of availability:
- Monday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
- Tuesday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
- Friday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Telehealth & Extended Hours and days available upon request
- Individual session $100 (first session with intake is 90 minutes; $150)
- Couples session $120 (first session with intake is 90 minutes; $170)
- Family session $130/50 minute session; for up to 4 individuals (first session with intake is 90 minutes; $200 )
* NOTE: Based on Counselor in Training status Bailey’s fee is self-pay and she does not provide a superbill option for Out of Network consideration.