Amanda Essinger, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Amanda Essinger

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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It can feel vunerable to talk with a stranger and it's an important first step forward. I specialize in working with families and couples as well as individuals, adolescents, and children. I enjoy practicing therapy that encourages strengthening relationships, communication, and esteem. I have experience working with couple/family/parent-child issues, inattention, depression, and anxiety. My specialty areas include animal assisted psychotherapy and eco-therapy. I'm currently under supervision to be a Registered Play Therapist and am in EMDR training. Feel free to book your appointment with me on our website if we are a good fit!

I believe therapy can also be a beneficial preventative measure rather than just a treatment for an existing issue. I encourage insight building, increasing distress tolerance, and emotion processing/communication for client empowerment through a person-centered approach.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Anthem
,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
,
Optum
,
Tricare
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
5
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
M.1700035
Ohio
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
AAMFT
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
University of Akron
MA Ed
2017