AMANDA METCALF, STUDENT INTERN FROM SOU
Amanda graduated from Southern Oregon University in Ashland Oregon with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Psychology in 2016. She is furthering her education in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program at Southern Oregon University, and is expected to Graduate summer of 2018. During her studies at Southern Oregon University, she has undergone practicum training in Individual and Group counseling, and Crisis and Trauma intervention with a focus on Multicultural studies.
Even though she has only finished her first year in the Master’s program, she has received high marks and overwhelmingly positive feedback from her supervisors regarding not only her current ability, but belief in the services that she intends to provide for future clients. She believes that every person has the potential to be their best selves, and that she will work her hardest to make sure that her clients and the community as a whole benefit from the art of therapy.
AMANDA'S PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
She volunteered for a year at the Dunn House shelter for victims of domestic violence through Community Works in Jackson County, where she assisted in advocating for individuals in emergency and ongoing domestic violence situations and sexual assault. During this time she served as support staff helping those residing in the shelter, answered the phones for Help-Line crisis calls, and helped to provide resources to individuals in need. In the time that she has spent as an advocate, she has learned how to be truly empathetic and caring for others in any manner of crisis and trauma, and intends to make it her mission to create a safe space for any and all who seek help.
She has worked with clients in individual and group counseling settings, and has helped her clients with a wide range of concerns, from trauma, crisis, and grief, to depression, anxiety, stress, and family dynamics. She intends to make Trauma Informed Care and Crisis intervention her career focus, as well as Family counseling, specializing in Couples therapy. She is currently offering low-income services for Grants Pass in order to give everyone a chance to receive counseling services. For more detailed information surrounding her past experiences or services offered please feel free to call or email Amanda today.