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Amanda Cutting Counselor in Illinois
Amanda Cutting , Art Therapist/Psychotherapist


Chicago, IL

Online & In-Person

Accepting new clients

About me

"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:



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Years in practice


Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Groups


  • English

Website and social media