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The Lily Pad offers maternal mental health services for women who are mothers, expecting mothers, or planning to become mothers.

Schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation or continue reading to learn more.

maternal mental health counseling services

My virtual counseling services help women to solve problems like these:

overcoming mom guilt

making peace with intrusive thoughts and fears

managing expectations as a mother

facing relationship challenges

embracing your body's physical changes

growing your support village

coping through the tough seasons

finding your voice and learning to ask for help

pricing

Pricing is $100 per 60 minute session. Currently self-pay only but I am working with insurance companies so that I can accept insurance as well.

am i a good fit for you?

Let’s find out! Schedule your free 15 minute consultation call and we’ll see if we click. On our call we will get to meet and confirm details.

 

what to expect at your first appointment

Our first appointment will be an information gathering intake that will inquire about family dynamics, physical and mental health history, and current stressors/symptoms. In addition, we will go over privacy practices, practice protocols, and payment authorization. These forms will be sent to you in advance to review. This will be about 1 hour.

After the intake, our next session will be getting the therapeutic process going. This can take shape in various ways-

We can discuss current stressors that brought you to therapy, your history, psych education, or coping skills to resolve the immediate distress. These sessions will be 45-60 minutes. We can meet as frequently as you would like. I usually recommend weekly to establish rapport for as long as needed.

the lily pad

a peaceful, compassionate process.

My approach is person centered therapy. This means that I focus on relationship building with each client to provide a safe and transparent space.

I believe in meeting you where you are at and respecting your boundaries. This is a hard process and I want to support you in building up skills to deepen insight, awareness and most importantly promote healing and resiliency.

My counseling style is gentle with a mix of processing and coping skill development. I have training in dialectal behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and the trauma resiliency model. I have taken steps towards certification in maternal mental health through postpartum support international as well as participating in training events, such as: postpartum anxiety, rage, and burnout: compassionate clinical strategies to keep mom and baby safe and thriving; breaking the cycle of unhealthy family relationships: top tools for better boundaries; Pregnancy and infant loss: effective strategies to support grief and treat trauma, anxiety, and depression in bereaved parents.

about amanda

Hi, I’m Amanda. I have been practicing as a licensed mental health counselor since 2019. I specialize in maternal/parental mental health because it is one of the most transformative experiences individuals and families go through together.

I chose this specialty because of my own journey as a new parent during the pandemic, which magnified the gaps in care. I am dedicated to improving this experience for individuals as well as our community. Resilient families raise resilient children.

Contact

Call or text Amanda at (315) 794-5796. You can also email Amanda using the form below. Fully insuranced LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor). Verify Amanda's license #009897 at https://op.nysed.gov/verification-search

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