Amanda Carr, Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri

Amanda Carr, MEd, LPC, NCC, CSC

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I create a genuine therapeutic relationship that allows me to meet each child where they are. I am working towards my Certification in Play Therapy and utilize those skills to enhance the therapy experience not only for small children, but for teens as well.

I received my B.S. from Missouri State University in Psychology, Biomedical Science and Criminal Justice. I then received my M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Missouri St. Louis. In addition I have completed a two year Advanced Psychoanalytic Program through The Psychoanalytic Institute in St. Louis, where I had the opportunity to study behavioral development in depth. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified School Counselor (K-8) and am currently working towards my Certification in Play Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) .

I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, parents and families in the school and community mental health setting developing skills to support each person where they are. I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and am genuine in my approach to working with each person as an individual. I work from an Attachment Based lens and incorporate a variety of modalities to meet each person's needs including play and Theraplay based interventions, sand-tray, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I emphasize the brain/body connection and the development of skills necessary to regulate intentionally and mindfully.

My primary areas of focus are:

Trauma
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
Suicidal Ideation
Self Harm
Self Esteem
Emotional Regulation
Anger Management
Anxiety
Depression
Coping Skills
Grief

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pet Loss
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray

Community Specialties

  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$ - $120.00
Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Cash, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
2020009463
Missouri
Board Certification(s)
Nationally Certified Counselor
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Association of Play Therapy
Professional
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
University of Missouri St. Louis
M.Ed Clinical Mental Health
2018