M.A., NCC, LPCC

We want to heal and thrive.  Yet what makes healing possible?  This has been a driving question for Amanda Spanbauer throughout her life.  Healing is truly in Amanda’s DNA and clients find her warmth, calm, and compassion deeply nourishing.  She believes in the innate capacity of each person to heal, grow, and thrive.

 

At Foundations Counseling, Amanda Spanbauer works with a wide variety of clients who may be seeking services that include:
 

  • Mental Health and Wellness – anxiety, depression, stress, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, self-esteem, somatic / body image issues and trauma, spirituality, PTSD, life transitions, holistic health, creativity, highly sensitive person 
  • Life Transitions – life coaching, spirituality, geographical transition, job transition, new parents, grief and loss, female role issues, restoring meaning to life
  • Growth-Oriented Counseling – grief and loss, life coaching, burnout and lack of motivation, individual development, creativity, highly sensitive person
  • Individual Counseling – anxiety, depression, divorce recovery, empowerment, life coaching, self-esteem, PTSD, stress, bipolar disorders, perfectionism, self-worth issues, trauma

 

Amanda Spanbauer is a National Certified Counselor.  She has a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. Edward’s University, located in Austin, Texas.  She also received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History and Studio Arts from the University of Colorado Boulder.  Amanda utilizes techniques from compassion focused therapy, existential psychology, contemplative psychologies, and person-centered therapy.

 

Amanda Spanbauer has worked in the Healing Arts for the past 20 years.  It is that wealth of experience that has informed her integrated and holistic perspective on healing.  During this time, she began to see the power of emotions and thoughts in the healing process and made the choice to pursue a master’s degree in counseling.  She is also a life-long artist and loves to bring creativity into the counseling process whenever possible.

Professional Affiliations: 
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA)
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)
Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW)
International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)
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