Amanda R. Riley, M.A., OAMHP
Empathy. Integrity. Recovery.
It is my passion to rehabilitate people. 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 and resilience. With it, I will become your 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. Goals are established in partnership with you, and sessions are scheduled at your convenience (via phone, video or in-person) to discuss and resolve the concerns identified.
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 take away. 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 too. It is okay to ask questions! I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where we work together. I have a warm, authentic disposition and genuine interest in helping others find and maintain wellness.
What can you expect if you choose to work with me?
You will be valued as a human being and client
You will be treated as if you are my only client
You will get more value than you expected
You will gain a therapeutic connection with me
You will develop coping skills for difficult life situations