Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Amanda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has called Alexandria home for most of her life. Her ideal vacation is a week at the beach with a good book (or six). She enjoys cooking and baking to gift treats to her friends and family. Although she does not have her own dog, she is an enthusiastic puppy aunt! In her free time, you might find Amanda reading or catching up with her friends.
Amanda completed her undergraduate degree in Social Work along with minors in Family Studies and Criminal Justice at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She is a proud Duke Dog alumnus and followed her time at JMU by earning a Master’s degree in Social Work from VCU.
In addition to her time spent at the Wise Family, Amanda works within the local school systems as a school social worker. She also provides supervision for individuals working towards becoming licensed clinical social workers. Prior to joining the Wise Family, Amanda worked as a Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor in an elementary school setting.
“I went home and practiced what Amy taught me…and it worked!”— 8-year-old coaching client
Amy knows how to relate to children, and make them feel comfortable . My son was shy at the beginning but Amy asked him a couple questions about what he likes and immediately found the connection to him. He happily followed her in the office (just after a 3 min of conversation) and preformed the test. He wasn’t nervous or scared and it’s bc of her ability to relate to kids.
We had a great experience and he wants to go back! Thank you very much!— Dad of 5-year-old assessment client
“Amy talks about moving children from being externally-driven to internally-driven…and she helps you get there!”— Parent of 15-year-old daughter