Amanda S Foulds

Amanda S Foulds Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW

People always talk about how difficult it is to be an adult – how often have you heard “adulting is hard!” in the last two weeks? – but we often forget how difficult it is to be a child. Our formative years, childhood and adolescence, have a remarkable impact on the adults we become later in life.

When children and teenagers express their negative emotions, far too often they are cast aside as “being dramatic” or “overreacting”. The reality often is, however, that they don’t know how to express what they’re thinking and feeling – leading people around them to accept the behavior at face value instead of looking for the root cause.

This is where therapy comes in. Often, children and teens alike scoff at the idea of coming to therapy – I did at their age – but together we’lI move past that. I make it my goal for everyone in my office to feel comfortable enough to speak their truth. Don’t like talking? That’s okay, we’ll play a game, write a song, or do an art project. It’s their time.

My passion is to help children and adolescents feel comfortable in their own skin and work through any internal battles that they may not even know they are fighting. We can navigate these challenges together, while they are simultaneously (and perhaps unconsciously!) learning the skills needed to navigate similar challenges on their own in the future.

Education:

Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts from Albright College in Child and Family Studies, and a Masters in Social Work from Kutztown University. She is a Licensed Social Worker through the state of Pennsylvania and is driven by a desire to help individuals feel comfortable expressing themselves in a healthy manner.

Experience:

Amanda has a broad range of experience dealing with individuals of all ages, but particularly enjoys working with the teenage population and individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

Amanda believes that therapy is a collaborative process where the client spends most of the time in the driver’s seat, and the therapist helps navigate the road less traveled.

Specialties

  • Child or Adolescent
  • School Issues
  • Coping Skills

Client Focus:

  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)

Issues:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s Snydrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Stress

Treatment Approach:

 Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Reality Therapy
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Family

Call 484-709-2441 to book an appointment today.