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LCSW Amanda Ives

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Amanda Ives is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LCSW
Years in Practice: 3
State: IL

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Amanda provides a warm and compassionate environment to encourage growth and change. Her background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus on Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago with focuses on mental health and community wellness.

Amanda uses a holistic strengths-based model to empower and support clients. She is trauma-informed and takes into consideration each client’s unique needs and experiences to create a welcoming and safe space. Operating from a feminist perspective, she utilizes empathic listening, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic theories, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. She is also multiculturally aware and incorporates cultural sensitivity within the therapeutic process.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Amanda Ives offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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