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Amanda Stransky
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Applicant, Registered Associate Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Applicant

Phone: 619-858-3105 x 139

Mission Valley Office

I care about my clients and know that they are unique and that their time is valuable. I recognize the need for them to receive appropriate treatment and interventions, in a safe environment, tailored to their specific concerns. This leads to more effective therapy which achieves sustainable problem resolution in fewer sessions than traditional long-term approaches.

There are no generic treatment plans in my office because every client is different. No topic is off limits and any question or concern can be explored. Using skills and tools from a variety of established theories, my clients and I develop a customized plan that meets their individual needs.

Whether suffering from emotional distress, an inability to maintain mental balance, or feelings of overwhelming sadness, I can help. I am also qualified to assist with more severe mental concerns related to personality or mood disturbances, as well as schizophrenia and related diagnoses. I have additional training in addressing addictions and I understand how they relate to mental health.

My practice is based on the belief that humans have the capacity for change. Change can sometimes be difficult, uncomfortable, or scary. We work together, bringing light to the situation at hand, while developing workable solutions. If there is a strong desire for transformation, and a willingness to put in hard work, my clients are likely to achieve their therapeutic goals.

I am currently accepting couples, family groups, individuals, teens, and children. I welcome clients of all ages, races, genders, and religious backgrounds. My door is open and I look forward to navigating life’s challenges with you.

Areas of Experience and Training:

  • Addictions Counseling and Dual-Diagnosis Treatment

  • Anxiety, Depression, and Related Mood Disorders

  • Christian Counseling

  • College Age Clientele

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Individual and Group Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Personality Disorders

  • Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

Education and Certifications:

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA

  • California Board of Behavioral Science, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Applicant

  • California Board of Behavioral Science, Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor Applicant

  • Supervised by Dr. Donald Welch, Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, License #LMFT50129

  • Practicum Student with the Community Research Foundation, Short Term Adult Residential Treatment (START) Program

  • Practicum Student with the Center for Enriching Relationships, San Diego Christian College Site

Professional Memberships:

  • American Counseling Association

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

  • San Diego Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

  • California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors

  • American Association of Christian Counselors

  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies


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