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Welcome to A Meaningful Path​​​​​​​​​​​​ Counseling

About Me
Amanda Lord  MA, LMHC

Psychotherapist

I believe  that genuine connections in our relationships support our healing. You may be experiencing conflict in your connection with your partner, your family members or even within yourself.

My clients benefit from my relational, humanistic, creative approach while exploring and solving problems using techniques that are practical and tailored to your needs.  

Effective therapy is a collaborative effort. Because of this, I value the creation of a good relationship with each of my clients—where you know you’re “safe” and cared about.

​I work with teens over 16, adults, and individuals over 65+. 
 
Education:
  • Masters of Arts, Psychology & Art Therapy, Antioch University. Seattle, Washington (2009)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minnesota (2000)
  • Professional License: LH60398764
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My education and training is in Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Art Therapy.

Art therapy uses art media, the creative process and the resulting artwork as a therapeutic and healing process. I think of art and images as another language that is sometimes useful in exploration and can help access experiences and emotions we don't always have words for. 

Often my clients are able to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem.


Art therapy is often practiced in mental health, rehabilitation, medical, educational and forensic settings - as well as in private practice, in workshops and small-group settings. Clients come from all walks of life, facing a full array of challenges. 


Art therapy can be an effective treatment for persons experiencing developmental, medical, educational, social or psychological impairment. A key goal in art therapy is to improve or restore the client's functioning and his/her sense of personal well being.


Using art in therapy is not a requirement. Also, please remember this is NOT an art lesson -  it is grounded in the knowledge of human development, psychological theories and counseling techniques. It is also not required to engage in therapy with me, it is simply another tool that can be helpful when one is open to using it in therapy. 


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