I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor both in the state of Colorado (LMFT.0002044 / LPC.0017397 ) and California (LMFT.106054 / LPCC.8430). I am autistic myself, and I primarily work with autistic adults struggling with sadness, worry, life transitions, emerging adulthood, burnout, stress, and relationship problems. I use a variety of different evidence-based techniques, tailoring your treatment to match you and your situation. I do my best to be open about treatment and work collaboratively with my clients to get the best outcome possible.
While I specialize in working with autistic adults (diagnosed, self-diagnosed, and questioning), I do not try to “cure” autism. Instead, I help autistic clients who have struggled to find a therapist who understands their unique struggles in dealing with life’s many challenges. As an autistic person myself, I know how hard it is to find a therapist who is autism-aware and neurodiversity-affirming. Being autistic in a world created by non-autistics for non-autistics creates added stress, which adds to anxiety, depression, and other issues.
Being different is hard, but it’s also wonderful. If you’re seeking some help and support without judgement, you’ve come to the right place. I can work with you to help organize your thoughts, uncover your goals, and help you find your own bravery and insight to come out the other side stronger, wiser, and true to yourself. I will help you tackle the present challenge, heal emotional wounds from the past, and set the stage for a brighter future.
Come, be your authentic self.
I take a collaborative multi-modal approach to therapy. That means I view therapy as teamwork, where I work with my clients' preferences and self-knowledge, and I borrow therapeutic techniques from a variety of research-based therapeutic modalities to help them meet their goals.
I will list my most frequently used theoretical perspectives below, but you don't need to understand them in order to know what you like or don't like about therapy. Some good questions to ask yourself are "Do I prefer direct or indirect communication?" "Do I like journaling and/or doing worksheets?" "Do I enjoy structured or more free-form sessions?" "Do I need help problem solving or mostly just need emotional support as I figure it out?" And if you don't know the answers to those questions, that's fine too. We can figure it out together.
My therapy is neurodivergent-affirming, trans-affirming, sex-positive, anti-ableist, anti-racist, and culturally sensitive. I strive to create a safe space where you are encouraged to be your true authentic self.
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Amanda Walker, MS, LMFT, LPC
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CO.0002044 / CA.106054)
Licensed Professional Counselor (CO.0017397 / CA.8430)
phone: (720) 655-3243 / fax: (720) 844-3313
600 17th St. Suite 2800 South
Denver, CO 80202
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