Amanda R. Riley, M.A., OAMHP
Empathy. Integrity. Recovery.
My Approach: Client-Centred/Shared Decision-Making Model
A highly collaborative client-centred approach allows clients to choose their direction in therapy and determine what is most important for them to work on within their specific context. This type of approach to therapy aims to guide and support clients, with the belief that clients can identify solutions to their problems with the support of a therapist. Goals are established in partnership with you, and sessions are scheduled at your convenience to discuss and resolve the concerns identified.
I bring my authentic self to the sessions meaning that my investment in the process, my compassion and even my sense of humour will be present. It is my goal to assist you in finding peace by helping you retrain your brain to process life as it is rather than how you believe it should be. I observe patterns and bring both kind and direct attention to them. The basis of quality psychotherapy is trust. I actively work with my clients to cultivate trust so that I become their partner in healing. I value using a holistic, trauma-informed and individualized approach that employs evidence-based interventions and treatment modalities that appropriately match the needs of my clients.
My approach is honest, direct and psychoeducational in nature. I hope you learn something new each session, and psychoeducation is a great way to have a tangible takeaway. I offer an unbiased perspective that is client-centred and collaborative. As I encourage you to challenge yourself, I also encourage you to challenge me. It is okay to ask questions! I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where we work together. I have a warm, authentic disposition and a genuine interest in helping others find and maintain wellness.