Amanda Pike, LPC - Therapist at Grow Therapy

Amanda Pike

Amanda Pike

(she/her)

LPC
26 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Direct
Virtual

Hello, my name is Amanda, and I appreciate your interest. Are you currently feeling overwhelmed, angry, or out of control in your relationships? Do you struggle with sleeping, enjoying life, or accomplishing tasks? Are you finding it challenging to manage parenting responsibilities and your child/teen's behavior? Sometimes life can feel like too much, and it can be difficult to find genuine solutions to these stressors. As a fully licensed therapist since 1998, my mission is to help clients enhance their overall life satisfaction. I am committed to providing education and empowerment, enabling my clients to make positive changes. Together, we can improve your relationships, boost your self-esteem, establish family harmony, and cultivate personal peace. Through our work, you can gain the strength to make courageous decisions and experience the fulfillment that comes from your personal growth. Unfortunately at this time I only provide individual counseling, not couples counseling. In addition to my extensive experience, I pride myself on being a creative problem solver. I have a track record of success with previous clients, and I can share relevant examples to illustrate how we can overcome your challenges. I approach therapy with compassion, creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your concerns. Furthermore, I believe in incorporating accountability to help you progress toward your goals. If you're genuinely interested in finding real solutions and making lasting changes in your life, I invite you to schedule an appointment today. Your journey towards peace begins now.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

I value it immensely when clients take the time to complete their intake documents, as it helps us dive straight into addressing their present concerns. My primary goal is to provide a compassionate space where clients feel heard and understood. I devote myself to comprehending their struggles thoroughly, potentially offering insights into any diagnoses that might be relevant. More than anything, during our initial sessions, I encourage clients to simply talk, recognizing the courage it takes to reach out and attend that first appointment. This space is entirely theirs, fostering an environment where they can freely express themselves without hesitation or pressure.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I specialize in working with adults who are seeking to unlock their true potential and harness their greatest strengths. Over the years, I have gained extensive experience in empowering individuals who enter therapy feeling overwhelmed by stress, overcommitment, and the pressure to constantly perform. Together, we can work towards establishing healthy boundaries and realistic expectations, allowing you to regain control of your life and well-being. In addition to my work with adults, I have a wealth of experience working with adolescents and school-age children. Many of my clients in this age group present with challenges such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and disruptive behaviors. If you are ready to embark on this transformative journey, I encourage you to schedule an appointment. Your well-being and growth are paramount, and I am committed to walking alongside you every step of the way.

About Amanda Pike

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I firmly believe that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) offers the most effective tools for genuine, lasting change. Understanding how you frame your world through labels is crucial in crafting the enduring transformation you seek. "Change your thinking, change your life" encapsulates my approach—it's a principle I've upheld for over two decades. My methods aren't one-size-fits-all; they stem from a deep understanding of reshaping thoughts and behaviors across various levels, yielding tangible results. My process involves actively tuning into how you characterize situations, constantly evaluating your self-perception and worldview. This real-time assessment provides invaluable insights, enabling me to guide you toward authentic and substantial changes. With over twenty years of experience and a lifelong dedication to understanding human behavior, I've developed keen instincts for identifying patterns and employing highly effective strategies when you're ready to embark on your transformation journey.

Positive Psychology

I'm truly drawn to the principles of Positive Psychology. Rather than solely focusing on diagnoses, it emphasizes studying what's functioning well. While I employ CBT to comprehend the 'what' and 'why' behind my clients' experiences, I pivot to Positive Psychology when guiding them toward new behaviors. What I adore about Positive Psychology is its reservoir of straightforward yet impactful strategies that can be effortlessly integrated into daily life. These tools not only facilitate adjustments during life's complexities but also accentuate the strengths and successes my clients already possess. In our intricate world, I prioritize enhancing these existing positives and augmenting their toolkit with simple, accessible changes. I've found that by emphasizing these manageable shifts, my clients are more inclined to adopt and sustain them.

Compassion Focused

Compassion-based psychotherapy operates on the foundational belief that cultivating self-compassion and extending empathy towards oneself and others is pivotal for healing and personal growth. Rooted in mindfulness and self-awareness, this approach encourages individuals to embrace their vulnerabilities without judgment. Through guided practices and gentle exploration, clients learn to navigate their inner experiences with kindness, fostering a nurturing relationship with themselves. By fostering self-compassion, this therapy helps individuals break free from the grip of self-criticism and perfectionism, nurturing a more forgiving and understanding relationship with their own emotions and experiences.