Amanda Samuels (she/her/hers)

PLPC, MO #2020009530

Co-Parenting couples counseling, Infidelity couples therapy, Non-traditional relationship work, and, Relationship issues counseling

Counselor in Clayton, MO
Supervised by Marsha Andreoff, MO #2014039277

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

Are you having issues in your relationship? Maybe you are having trouble agreeing on parenting your children (whether together or separate), making time for one another since having children has become difficult, you are dealing with the hurt from an affair in the relationship, you have a relationship that would be considered non-traditional and need help navigating the boundaries, expectations and conditions, or maybe you are having relationship issues or trouble getting into a relationship.

My Background and Approach

The goal is to teach you the skills to manage the conflict or difficulties in your relationship so that when new disagreements come up, you will be able to handle them on your own.   While I am going to share my beliefs about therapy and tell you the theories that I practice, what is really important is that you come out of therapy being able to handle the things that brought you to therapy in the first place.  I want to be a resource for you, a way to learn how to manage things within your relationship. I use a variety of theories such as Narrative, REBT, Solution-focused, Gottman Method, Acceptance and Commitment, and Attachment Theories.  I believe that every individual/couple/situation is different and that there isn’t one theory that will work for all. It’s important to meet each individual where they are and at a place where they feel comfortable to open up and are ready to approach the problem.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My personal belief is that the mind and body are connected.  What does that mean?  It means that there is a connection between what is going on in your mind and symptoms in your physical body.  I will focus on sorting through what the brain is telling you and how you are physically reacting to that message.  We will come up with coping skills, focus on incorporating self-care, and even incorporate breathing techniques, meditation, and other activities that you deem calming.  It isn’t until we get through the things that get us worked up that we can deal with processing through the issue. I see therapy as a collaborative experience where the therapist and couple work together to resolve or manage the problems that have brought them in. I want my clients to feel comfortable enough to share, when they are ready, but also to tell me if they would like to try a different approach. This is your therapy!

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $75 - 125/session

Info

314-817-0699 Email Amanda
230 S. Bemiston Ave.
Suite 920
Clayton, MO 63105

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