Amanda is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and a licensed professional counselor (LPC). She has a master’s degree in marriage, family, and couples counseling, and is a trained supervisor for limited licensed marriage and family therapists (LLMFTs) and limited licensed professional counselors (LLPCs).
When working with clients, Amanda approaches therapy from a directive and solution-focused angle. She believes that most clients seek counseling to make changes in their lives, and sees herself as a guide and teacher for the skills, perspective, insight, and knowledge that give clients the ability to make those changes. She understands that there are things we can change and things we cannot change, and helps clients find that line so they can react or cope accordingly. She views counseling as an empowering experience, where clients grow to understand themselves and others in ways that help them consciously create the life they want.
Amanda specializes in relationship-related issues, which can include romantic partners, family, parenting, friends, coworkers, etc. Although working with couples is a strong passion of hers, she also loves working with individuals and families on relationship issues. When trying to improve or clarify relationships, counseling often focuses on communication skills, boundaries, self-awareness, values, past experiences, and family-of-origin impact.
Although Amanda primarily works with couples, it is not always in the traditional “we’re saving the marriage” capacity. She has worked with premarital couples trying to work through minor concerns before marriage, couples together for 30 years who finally have the time to dedicate back into their relationship, couples who don’t know if they want to stay together, and couples who are divorcing but need to figure out how to co-parent respectfully. She understands that people seek counseling for many different reasons, so it must be customized to their needs.
Additionally, Amanda sub-specializes in working with the queer community and nontraditional relationships (i.e. LGBTQ+, nonmonogamy, kink-friendly, etc.). She knows that those populations are unique and need customized therapy approaches. This requires a counselor who is open minded, flexible, understanding, and knowledgeable about different queer cultures and identities.
Amanda works with individual adults, couples, and families within the state of Michigan — currently in-person or via telehealth (video or phone sessions).
- Behavioral Issues
- Coping Skills
- Emotional Abuse
- Family Conflict
- Life Coaching
- Life Transitions
- Sexual Abuse
- Women’s Issues
- Couples / Relationship Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Queer Identities
- 45-hours of Michigan Clinical Supervision Training
- Certified WERQ Dance Fitness Instructor
- Completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
Amanda provides individual and group supervision for LLPCs and LLMFTs in the state of Michigan — currently in-person or via video conferencing. Contact her to learn more about her pricing and availability.
Contact Amanda Frey
Call Kalamazoo Therapy Group at (269) 225-5148, or send a message.