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Amanda Gonzalez, LMFT

Amanda Gonzalez, LMFT

She/her

Licensed in CA #131448
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net/MHN
I utilize creative interventions to support my clients in understanding and expressing difficult emotions and discovering deeper aspects of their mental health.

My Therapy Style

I am flexible in my approach as each person may benefit from a different style. However, I'm particularly interested in how the past plays a part in our current day experiences, and how we may free ourselves of unwanted (internal or external) burdens when we can understand their origin. In my work as a registered art therapist, I utilize creative interventions to support my clients in understanding and expressing difficult emotions and discovering deeper aspects of their mental health. Whether your goal is to dive into a specific issue or topic, or if you need general support as you navigate lifestyle adjustments, I aim to guide my clients in building a more authentic connection within themselves and the world around them.

I have found that my style has been helpful for those who are struggling with issues related to self-acceptance, identity & shame, feeling "stuck," as well as general relationship conflicts. I work best with those who are curious and have a desire to learn about the deeper parts of themselves.

Education & Training

BA - Psychology, Brooklyn College

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, Loyola Marymount University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

Similar to most therapists, I was drawn to this field because of my own personal life experiences. I believe we all have the capacity to be healers, and through the hardships we face, our abilities to lean into curiosity, compassion, and empathy can be greatly impacted.

What are your interests outside of work?

I try to get as much fresh air as possible through walking, hiking, and other outdoor activities. I love to cook and spend as much time as I can with my dog :)

Favorite organization/non-profit?

I rescued my dog from an organization called the DoVE Project. He is a 3-year-old Jindo/Shiba mix and brings a lot of play, laughter, and love into my life :)