• Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Eating Issues

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Pain Management 

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Spirituality

  • Gender Identity Support

  • LGBT Counseling

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Other Issues 
     

About Amanda Losch, LCSW

Welcome and thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you're here exploring the idea of making a brave change in your life. I also acknowledge and honor the difficult circumstances that may have lead you to that decision. 

 

A little about my story: throughout much of my life I've struggled with chronic illness, trauma and depression. For so long I felt trapped in my own mind and body. I knew I had potential but I couldn't figure out how to access it.  Life was just happening to me, and I felt helpless to change it.

 

After failed attempts at therapy in high school, some key events ignited my own healing journey at age 20. It became my own choice, and my own responsibility. Throughout the next several years I found some amazing therapists, teachers, and healers. I started coming back to life, not just emotionally, but physically and spiritually as well. In that time I worked really hard, grew immensely, and became a person I genuinely felt proud of. My trauma and pain no longer owned me, and eventually, that healing empowered me.

 

Then I thought, "Maybe healing doesn't stop with me, maybe it is meant to overflow, to help heal others..."

 

So, I decided to become the kind of therapist I wished I had and desperately needed when I was younger.  That process has been the second most transformative and lovely journey I've known.  I assume great care and responsibility in my work, because I consider it a great honor to be invited into the darkest and hardest parts of your story (and the most beautiful too!)

 

I am still working at it, as healing is ever evolving. It continues to ask me to become more than I ever thought possible-- and that excites me. I have immense compassion and understanding for what kind of strength and bravery it takes to start and endure through this work. I'm here because of the people who took a chance on me, saw me when I couldn't see myself and gave me a safe space to try. I get excited thinking about the ripple effect, the light that can be brought into the world when we do our own work, turn around and light the way for someone else. 

With you,

 

Amanda 

Learn more about my values and approach to therapy here.

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