Amanda received her bachelor’s degree as a double major in psychology and criminal justice at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She was inducted into multiple honors societies including Alpha Phi Sigma (The Criminal Justice Honor Society) and Delta Epilson Iota Academic Honor Society. Amanda continued at RU and earned a Master of Social Work degree while also graduating from the Addictions Counselor Training (ACT) Program. She was inducted into the Phi Alpha Honors Society at that time. She has since become a licensed social worker (LSW), pursuing a license to become a clinical social worker (LCSW). She is also licensed as an addictions clinician (LCADC).
Amanda has experience in many substance abuse and mental health settings, including school classrooms, classrooms for children on the autism spectrum, outpatient day treatment centers (OP, IOP), long-term residential treatment (TCs), methadone maintenance OP/IOP and short-term inpatient treatment. Amanda’s knowledge, passion and efficiency drive her to achieve excellence and strive to reach her goals. She loves working with high-risk clients because of her ability to help people to help themselves reach their highest potential, combining different therapeutic modalities with compassion, boundaries and dedication.