AMANDA METCALF, LPC, NCC, CCTP
License Number: C5901
Amanda graduated from Southern Oregon University in Ashland Oregon with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology in 2016, and a Master Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2018. During her time at Southern Oregon University, she obtained experience in treating individuals of all ages as well as families and couples right here at Rising Phoenix Counseling Services under the tutelage of Sarah May Eilertson, LPC with a focus on Trauma and Crisis as well as Multicultural Counseling.
While completing her degree, Amanda completed multiple Trauma-based training programs through the International Association of Trauma Professionals as well as Tiers I and II of the Star Behavioral Health Program’s training for clinicians working with Veteran and Active-Duty Service Members and their families. She has studied and utilizes the Gottman Method of Couples Counseling, and has completed level I of EMDR training from the EMDR Institute. 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 as well as the community as a whole benefit from the art of therapy.
Amanda is a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, as well as being a recognized National Board Certified Counselor.
AMANDA'S PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Amanda has 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. She then took on the role of Counselor through Women’s Crisis Support Team in Grants Pass, OR. providing Pro-Bono therapeutic services to the residents at the domestic violence shelter, and in any other capacity through the organization itself. 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.
Amanda joined the Rising Phoenix Counseling Services team in July of 2017 and offers individual counseling for all ages, group, and couples counseling. She works 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 and Early Attachment.