Amanda Stansbie, B.S.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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Master of Social Work Intern
Grand Valley State University (M.S.W. Candidate), Southern New Hampshire University (B.S.)

Email: stansbia@gvsu.edu

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
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Family Attachments

Self-Care:

  • Spending time with my family
  • Taking long walks
  • Yoga
  • Vacations
  • Retail Therapy
  • Reading
  • Watching TV (mainly British dramas)

Fun Fact/s:

  • 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