Amanda

Areas of Practice

  • Substance use
  • Sexual Violence
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Stress management & reduction
  • Physical & mental health

Approaches Used

  • Person-centred/Humanistic therapy
  • Emotion-focused therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Existential psychotherapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Intersectional feminist Theory

 

Amanda Hamm, BA, MA

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Amanda is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University. Her practice is integrative and person-centred. This means she utilizes several counselling theories and tools in order to best meet your unique needs. Amanda believes in a multi-faceted, trauma informed approach that explores the intersection of relational, psychological, biological, and cultural influences in your life, while also exploring real-life coping strategies you can use day-to- day.

As a therapist, Amanda sees herself as a “fellow traveler” – sitting alongside you to help navigate life’s challenges with compassion and understanding. She will value and nurture your expertise, existing strengths and resiliencies. Amanda focuses on building warm and trusting relationships in order to create a safe space to explore difficulties and empower you to create a meaningful life.

Outside of Peak Resilience, Amanda works with high-risk youth struggling with their mental health and substance use. This work has taught her the value of meeting people where they’re at without judgment, and informs her collaborative and creative practice with clients.