Amanda E. Begin is a psychotherapist and addiction specialist.
Amanda is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) in the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health. Amanda completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Connecticut and her Master’s Degree and Advanced Professional Certificate in Professional Counseling from Central Connecticut State University.
Amanda brings over five years experience working in the field of mental health and substance misuse and has worked in a variety of treatment settings including; outpatient treatment, maintenance therapy, intensive outpatient programs, and in-home therapy. Amanda utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) to address her clients needs, as well as a strength-based approach’s to focus on her clients internal strengths and abilities. Her interests and specialties include working with children, adolescents, and adults in the following areas:
Addictive Behaviors and Substance Misuse
Parent/Child or Partner Relational Problems
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Domestic Violence
“Are you feeling afraid, overwhelmed, or even helpless? Life is full of challenges, but know that you are not alone in this. It is my utmost priority to support you during this difficult time and explore with you ways to enhance your well-being and overall quality of life. I believe that you are capable of healing and that we can overcome this together. You are stronger than you think you are!”
Amanda believes in treating the individual from a person-centered perspective wherein the client can focus on their subjective understanding of their experiences and the world. The idea behind this is to establish a therapeutic relationship that involves the therapist and client as equal entities rather than an “expert” treating a patient.
Amanda is currently accepting new evening clients for the Farmington location as well as via Telehealth for video sessions. She is a preferred in-network provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Husky. She currently in the process of being paneled with Aetna.