Mental Health – Psychotherapy
Asking for help is a courageous and vulnerable act, and if you are reading this, you are considering taking that step.
Maybe you are facing an unwanted change in your life, or the loss of a relationship.
Maybe you are experiencing feelings of sadness, grief, or hopelessness because of something extremely painful in your past or your present.
Or is anxiety showing up causing you to worry about the future, your mind spinning, and feeling stuck about what to do next?
Emotional pain, like physical pain, is an alarm that tells us that something needs our attention.
We believe that sadness, depression, anxiety, trauma responses, grief - while unwanted - provide a doorway to a new journey. To learn about ourselves, our purpose, and our potential.
With these challenges, we have choices, and we reach a decision point: to turn toward the pain and work with it or turn away and let it simmer.
Allow - Amanda’s mindfulness based approach supports you in turning toward the pain, focusing first on awareness and acceptance, allowing all thoughts, feelings, and behaviors a psychologically safe place to be explored. Creating curiosity about the stories of our lives. Developing practices to bring kindness and friendliness to ourselves.
Build - Building is the next step which includes collaborative exploration of strategies, skills, visioning, imagining, bringing the full range of your experiences to the surface. Connecting with your inner wisdom.
Trust - Trust is the final step, of knowing that you have what you need to move forward on your path and create the authentic and satisfying life that is yours.
is what many people call psychotherapy incorporating horses, and horses are a valuable part of the treatment at Unbridled Way Farm. And Amanda also sees clients sitting under the trees, in the beautiful natural setting, providing more traditional talk therapy. The horses are in the background but still are part of the story.
Talk Therapy at the Farm
For those who want more traditional talk therapy, the Farm hosts a comfortable and inviting space for these sessions, with a large picture window looking out to the pasture and the horses. The overall environment at the farm, inside and out, is designed with intentional psychological safety and ease, incorporating nature.
Amanda has been trained in a variety of counseling and therapy models, but the common ground is a belief in the power of people to change, and that listening to our wisdom and following our values will lead us home.
Her unique approach to therapy pulls from training with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative therapy, Internal Family Systems, Existential therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and most recently, SEEN Through Story.
Amanda is in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and United HealthCare insurances, and also accepts private pay.
“I wanted to express my appreciation to you and Jenny for your gentle presence during the last month. It was a hard time in my life, and I feel like you and the horses have brought me energy and a return to wholeness.”