Amanda Saint-Louis ,Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Nurse

Amanda Saint-Louis ,Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Nurse

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Nurse, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Marni Levy, LMFT #99850
Primary Credential: Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: Private Pay
Superbill can be provided upon request.
Sliding scale available.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Oakland , California 94618

My Approach to Helping

I come from a background of 17 years as an ICU nurse. After two decades at the bedside tending to people’s physical trauma within a broken healthcare system, I shifted my passion to offering healing services to heal emotional wounds, specifically through a holistic lens. In my own discovery process, I have come to the truth that we live in a fast-paced world that demands more of us than we are willing or able to give. When I stopped long enough to listen to the messages my body gave me, I was finally able to tend to myself and others in a more meaningful and sustainable way. It is from this place that I find myself here, eager to share this deep inner knowing with those who crave peace, healing, and freedom from the pains, burdens, and challenges.

My somatic approach to therapy draws on my knowledge of the physical form, training in Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, Hakomi, Polyvagal Theory, Ketamine Assisted Therapy, and is deeply rooted in the frameworks of radical self-acceptance, social justice, anti-oppression, and decolonizing liberation psychology. I have a passion for "healing the healers”– those who give themselves to others and find themselves without the same loving support that they give every day. I hold a tender space for those who yearn to have their lived experiences validated by others and want to deconstructreconstruct limited belief systems holding them back from living authentically. I welcome the perfectionists and people-pleasers who are seeking permission to love themselves more deeply. I'll explore with you how to bring more harmony and satisfaction into your relationships. I will work with you to explore and shift behavior patterns that may have once been adaptive but is now holding you back from enjoying life and relationships more fully. I bring compassionate curiosity to the physical manifestations of anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma that often start a person’s journey in therapy, growth, and transformation.

The therapeutic relationship is a profoundly sacred one, and I look forward to being a loving witness and supporter of your personal metamorphosis.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Seeking therapy is a courageous act of self-care and I understand how big of a step it can be to reach out for help. Healing cannot truly happen in isolation, but in community with a compassionate witness your healing process can flourish and transform your life.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I welcome a diverse range of client populations including but not limited to BIPOC, healthcare workers, healers, caregivers, recovering perfectionists, people-pleasers, and folks recovering from survivors of trauma.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Hakomi
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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