Amanda Cutting, Counselor in Illinois

Amanda Cutting, Art Therapist/Psychotherapist

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"Courage doesn't happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions".
- Shannon L. Alder

Are you struggling with authentically connecting with others and yourself? Do you often feel lost, isolated, rejected, abandoned, or riddled with self-doubt? Trauma and anxiety can have a profound impact on how we connect with others and ourselves. Our brains do a magnificent job of creating defense mechanisms to protect us during a crucial time of development and survival. When those defense mechanisms no longer serve us they can become obstacles in our lives and relationships, and can create damaging emotional patterns that leave us feeling lonely and misunderstood.

As a registered art therapist and trauma-informed clinical counselor with over 18 years of experience, you can be assured that I am very passionate and committed to helping people on their healing journey. Together we will collaborate on identifying your specific goals to move towards a more fulfilling and integrated life. Sometimes we have a hard time defining what those goals should be, or where to begin. I can help you explore and bring to light those significant emotional and relational needs. This practice believes in a pragmatic and sensitive approach to developing creative and practical intervention strategies to work towards emotional progress and healing. Together we will formulate a goal driven and individualized treatment plan that will lead to more successful connections with others, a deeper understanding of self, and healthier behavior patterns that open up life’s opportunities.

If you feel like we would make a good team please feel free to reach out via email for a faster response, or schedule a free phone consultation. You can also visit my website for more information about me and my approaches to therapy:

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Pet Loss
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Lgbtqia+
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$160.00 - $190.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Out Of Network
Self-Pay Only

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Board Certification(s)
Amanda Cutting
Professional Certification(s)
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Art Therapist Registered
American Art Therapy Association
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
University Of Illinois Chicago