Amanda Deyarmond, M.A,
Amanda Deyarmond holds an Honours Bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Medical Sciences at Ottawa University and the University of Technology, and has completed a Masters in Counselling Psychology, at Yorkville University of Frederickton, NB. Amanda is a registered Psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Amanda believes that it can be hard to navigate the many challenges and stressors of everyday life. Her goal is to provide her clients with a safe space to process life's many challenges and to develop the skills needed to cope and achieve their desired goals. She strives to provide her clients with a non-judgemental, caring, and compassionate space whereby clients feel validated, respected, supported, and empowered to overcome challenging life experiences and circumstances. She believes that her role as a therapist is to collaborate with her clients and to honour the wisdom and insight that clients bring to their own lives, in order to reach their potential, and the goals they are striving to obtain.
For the last 5 years, Amanda has had the privilege of working with individuals, children, families, teens, and high-risk youth within various clinical, community, and educational settings. Previously, Amanda has worked at the Phoenix centre for children and families as a child and family therapist where she conducted various therapeutic techniques to support clients around a variety of life challenges, such as: anxiety, depression, social anxiety symptoms, social skills, trauma, emotional regulation, self-identity, low self confidence/ self-acceptance, grief, behavioural challenges, school difficulties, relationship difficulties, parenting concerns, and family conflict. In addition, Amanda has experience conducting group therapy at the Pembroke Hospital, targeting individuals presenting with anxiety and depressive symptoms.
Finally, Amanda has previous experience working as an applied behavioural analyst where she provided support to children with a variety of different needs and goals, including those with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Social Anxiety, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD).
Amanda uses evidenced-based modalities to deliver an integrative and individualized therapeutic approach. In doing so, she strives to address the individual needs of her clients. Amanda draw’s from several evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Trauma-focused Therapy (TF), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Play therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, Internal Family Systems, and Eco-therapy.