Amanda Viola-Brooke is a licensed professional counselor working with children, adolescents, and young adults. Amanda obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia, and her Master’s degree in Counselor Education, in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling track, from Augusta University. Amanda completed her practicum at the Child Advocacy Center of Child Enrichment, Inc. working with children who had experienced sexual abuse and other traumas and completed her internship at Families Forward. Since graduating, Amanda has worked as a therapist on the residential unit of a child and adolescent psychiatric hospital and as counselor on the forensic unit of an adult psychiatric hospital. She has experience working with children and adults dealing with severe and persistent mental illnesses, intellectual disabilities, depression, anxiety, self-harm, issues experienced by the LGBTQ community, sexual abuse and assault, and other traumas.
Amanda’s method of therapy includes tailoring her approach to the client and working together to achieve goals. She feels that therapy should be a safe place for clients to find the strength and empowerment they need to overcome difficulties.