Hello there, I am Amanda (she/her)! I am looking forward to joining forces with Journey Well Health & Wellness and am super pumped about supporting people within my own community!
I have lived in Oxford County for 11 years now, (formerly from the Niagara Region). I started my education at Niagara College in the Child and Youth Worker program and began working in the field in the year 2000. From there I decided to further my education and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Care from Ryerson University. After practicing for a few more years I again made the choice to further my education and earned a Master’s degree in Child and Youth Care also from Ryerson University. I have always had a love of supporting children, youth and families and have never veered from this focus!
I have been practicing in the Child and Youth Care field for over 21 years now with experience in various setting such as family homes, schools, residential care, and community agencies. This experience has given me the opportunity to support a wide variety of young individuals and those that care about them and provided me the chance to learn from and grow with each one by meeting them where they are at, learning of their hopes for themselves and assisting them on their personal journey to their wanted destination. With Relational Practice being at the core of my work, I provide therapeutic services through a trauma-informed lens while holding safe space for growth, healing, and development within the life-space of those I work with. While I enjoy supporting children and families, I have a passion and a knack for working with adolescents who may be stuck by travelling along with them on parts of their journey to who they wish to be.
My favourite portion of the work I do is being a part of the growth and development with children, youth and their people stemming from the already tremendous amount of strengths and potential within them. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of other people’s lives and witness reaching the destinations they have set out for themselves.
Areas that I focus on include:
Family Dynamic Toxicity
Child/Youth Behaviour challenges
You can reach Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 519-608-2088