Amanda K. Crowder, LCSW is the owner of Calming Waters Counseling Services. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2008 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology, and in 2012 with a Masters degree in Social Work. She has worked in a number of different settings primarily providing services to children, adolescents, and families. Calming Waters Counseling Services has been providing services to the Charlotte, NC region for the past 2 years. Throughout her experience, she has become a certified trauma specialist (CCTP) and is EMDR trained.
As a therapist and presenter, she is creative in her approaches, and find ways to engage with even the most challenging clients/audiences. She remains passionate, supportive, and understanding no matter the individual, and regardless of the challenges and issues that are faced.
Within the therapeutic environment, she is able to find ways to break through to the most resistant clients and family members, improving their experiences and reducing the difficult symptoms they may face in life. She is confident that her interventions have resulted in individual and family member engagement and improvement in accomplishing therapeutic goals. She believes that bad choices or decisions do not define who we are.
We can all find happiness and gain a sense of control and well-being in life.
Her experience includes children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She currently specializes in trauma, behavioral issues, parenting, reunification therapy, and anxiety. She works, lives, and breathes the world of “high conflict divorce” and co-parenting. She believes everyone is different, and there is not a “cookie cutter” intervention that will work for everyone. She has been successful in her career working with children, adolescents, and families, making connections, listening to feelings, and finding better ways to communicate and manage emotions.