Amanda Woolston,MSS, LCSW, CT

Amanda Woolston,MSS, LCSW, CT

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Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW (DE)
Secondary Credential: LCSW (PA)
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: My fees are $175 per 55 minute session for clients working with me through any of my practice's programs (tweenteen therapy, adult therapy, parenting coaching, growth coaching). We accept HSAFSA, debit, and credit. I am an out-of-network provider. This means that, if you have out-of-network mental heath insurance benefits, you may be able to claim reimbursement for therapy from your insurance company. However, I cannot bill to your insurance company for you.
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228 Main St
Parkesburg, Pennsylvania 19365

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My Approach to Helping

My work is client-led, trauma-informed, client-centered, anti-racist, and LGBTQIA+ affirming. I approach every client without judgement and with their best interest at heart. The bestfastest way to connect with me to set up an intake screening and initial appointment is through email.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

Because I have a rare specialty, most of my clients have had previous negative therapy experiences. Please know you are in good company and that even I have had bad therapy experiences myself (yes! All good therapists also go to therapy). Many of my clients tried to "make it work" with previous therapists who did not specialize in what they needed. This was through no fault of their own - maybe that therapist was all they could find at the time. Ineffective therapy can result in what we call "clinical stagnation" or "clinical deterioration" where clients linger in therapy with no progress or with progress that doesn't last. I am happy to be here for my clients for as long as they think they need me. However, my goal is for therapy with me to work so well for you that you eventually no longer need it.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I believe strongly in serving communities of which I am a member. For example, I am a person who was adopted from foster care who (among other client types) serves people who were adopted from foster care. This means that I didn't have to read a book or attend a training to know what adoption experiences or family trauma are like. I come from a "way of knowing" that is personal - in addition to having years of scholarship, training, and practice in this area. No amount of training will ever give a therapist a "lens" that can only be gained through deeply personal experiences that they have not had.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I think anyone seeking therapy to take responsibility for the care of their mind and emotions and the impact their words and behavior may have on themself or others is quite the opposite of "weak" or "flawed." Suffering less and enjoying life more are entirely valid goals and therapy can help.

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Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


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Groups I Work With

    My main areas of expertise and scholarship center around the experiences of adopted, fostered, and donor-conceived people and the siblings, parents (adoptive, foster, firstbirth, donor, step, guardian, kinship, grandparents), and families of these individuals. I also specialize in relationalinter-personal trauma of any kind - particularly for victims of narcissistic abuse.

Industries & Communities Served

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

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Racism
  • Self-Confidence
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

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