I am a provisionally licensed Professional Counselor practicing in the Maryville area of Tennessee, and it is my honor to be working with Wendy Pitts Reeves and other providers at Cove Mountain.
WHAT I DO:
I have a real passion for working with couples, as well as issues related to grief and loss, diversity and social justice, and empowering women.
I am fully trained in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and am actively seeking certification within. This is a relatively new form of treatment that I’ve found to be incredibly effective.
As humans, we innately crave closeness with others. Research shows we are happier and healthier when our bonds with others are secure. As an EFT therapist, I help guide couples in repairing emotional hurts and creating stronger connections.
I work with all couples, and especially enjoy the chance to provide pre-marital couples counseling. There is power in being proactive, and I love helping couples create positive communication styles early in their relationship.
And I specialize in guiding couples to create a more secure bond, which in turn generates self-assured individuals and builds stronger families. I firmly believe this sets couples up for a happy and healthy marriage, while also preparing them for many of married life’s difficult journeys.
With a combination of my own professional perspective, and your knowledge about yourself, you and I can help you create a healthier, happier life.
MY BACKGROUND and EDUCATION
I grew up in a small town in Tennessee just outside of Knoxville with two older brothers who taught me love, a mother who fought for me to have better, and a father who taught me compassion and sacrifice. I am a highly motivated, passionate, and nonjudgmental individual who believes everyone deserves unconditional care and support.
I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Maryville College and continued on to successfully complete my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
I interned in two private practice settings while in Charlotte, and worked with couples, families, and individuals. That experience, plus my formal education, has given me extensive experience and a deep understanding of the issues that all couples and families face.
If you’d like to set up an initial consultation, just reach out through the number and email at the top of the page. I'll respond as soon as I can. You may also visit my website at www.amandamcenteecounseling.com and get to know more about me. I've got lots of good stuff for you there as well. And thank you! I look forward to talking with you!