Amanda Velez, MSSW, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (MFTA). In her approach to therapy, she incorporates the influence of broader environmental systems within her evidence-based and individualized practice, utilizing systemic perspectives for the treatment of OCD, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In her specialized graduate program, Amanda was trained in a variety of therapeutic models, with personal emphasis in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and the STAIR (Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation) model for PTSD.
Amanda graduated from Transylvania University in 2010, obtaining a B.A. in Psychology. Upon returning to the mental health field in 2015, Amanda served children and families experiencing behavioral challenges within the school environment, as well as children experiencing PTSD in the wake of violent crime. Amanda also worked as an on-site therapist in a medical setting, specializing in the treatment of PTSD, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders in survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault; as a result, she has become dedicated to expanding her practice of empirically supported and trauma-informed therapeutic techniques.