Amanda Stansbie, B.S.
Master of Social Work Intern
Grand Valley State University (M.S.W. Candidate), Southern New Hampshire University (B.S.)
StrengthsFinder Top 5: Futuristic, Restorative, Individualization, Empathy, Communication
Approach to Therapy:
I am interested in a cognitive approach to therapy and the practice of both CBT and DBT techniques. I like the idea that we can all effectively equip ourselves with the necessary coping strategies and skill sets to face whatever life decides to bring our way.
I am passionate about helping students adjust to college life and appreciate the difficulties living away from home can present, having emigrated to the U.S.A. myself, many years ago. I believe in the importance of social support systems but I also believe that everyone has the ability to resolve and work through their individual challenges on their own, through self-awareness and an understanding of their past. I value the existential approach in that we all feel a need to know what our purpose is in life; I hope to encourage my clients to see the meaning and worth they hold within themselves.
Areas of Clinical Interest:
- Homesickness/Adjustment to College
- Family Attachments
- Spending time with my family
- Taking long walks
- Retail Therapy
- Watching TV (mainly British dramas)
- I hold dual citizenship - British/American
- I can do the Rubik’s cube
- First-generation college student
- I am oddly drawn to mugs, coasters and decorative pillows