“What happens when people open their hearts?"
"They get better.”
-Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
Amanda Villaveces, LMFT
Services: Individual, Couples, Teen and Adolescent Counseling.
Telehealth services are available for individuals in Kentucky
I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist in Louisville, KY, but that doesn't mean I strictly see families and couples. In fact most of my work is with individuals and teens helping to empower and improve their mental/emotional well being so that they can live happier, healthier and more productive lives.
I work with a variety of clients from kids, teens, adults and couples. I am also a member of the AAMFT Queer/Trans Advocacy Network and have attended multiple trainings on working with LGBTQIA+ clients.
Areas of interest: Anxiety, Depression, Self Esteem/Self Compassion, Childhood Healing, Couple's Growth and Parenting.
Modalities Include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Gottman Techniques and Trauma Informed therapies.
Trainings I've attended: Compassion Fatigue, Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals, Internal Family Systems Experiential Workshop, Trauma-Informed Yoga in Mental health, Mindfulness Based Cognttive Therapy Certificate, Trauma and Healing with Bessel van der Kolk MD.
Trainings I've presented: Mindful Parenting: Reducing Stress and Enhancing Relationships , Self Compassion 101 Workshop, Improv for Anxiety, Mindfulness in the Workplace., Breaking Your Phone Habit and Compassion Fatigue for First Responders.
Certifications: Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional