Amanda Styer
Mental Health Professional
Harrisonburg, Virginia
4 years of experience
N/A
About me

In my experience working with perinatal mental health disorders (PMADS), covering the wide variety of difficulties mothers and birthing people can experience — from infertility issues to postpartum depression to birth trauma —, mothers and parents can feel a transitional pain and identity struggle acutely and could deeply benefit from greater support to nourish their bodies, minds, and spirits. I am passionate about accompanying those in that transformational life experience to a place of peace, wellness, and strength so that they can better care for themselves and their children. I welcome any person sitting in a place of feeling alone, in pain, and wanting more for themselves to reach out to me and see if working together might be a first step in your soul healing.

Education

MS Infant Mental Health (2017)

MA Counseling (2018)

Certification and training

Postpartum Support International Components of Care Training (2018)

Postpartum Support International Advanced Training (2019)

Memberships and affiliations

American Counseling Association

Postpartum Support Virginia

Postpartum Support International

Specialties
Anxiety Anxiety and Depression Attachment problems Birth Trauma Building Healthy Communication Codependency Issues Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Evidence-Based Care Evidence-Based Therapy Existential Humanism Fathers' Issues Grief and Loss Grief Counseling Identity Development Infertility Infidelity and Trust Issues Insomnia Internal Family Systems Therapy Interpersonal Neurobiology LGBTQ+ Life Transitions Mental Health Mindfulness Mood Disorders Parenting Parenting Support Parts Work/ Inner Communities Perinatal and Infant Loss Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Perinatal Mood Disorders Postpartum Adjustment Postpartum Depression Postpartum Life Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Pregnancy Loss Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapy Prenatal Life Psychodynamic Approaches Psychotherapy Relational Counseling Relationship Issues Relaxation Techniques Reproductive Mental Health Safety Sand Tray Self-Actualization Self-Compassion Self-Esteem Self-Integration Somatic Techniques Spirituality Strengths-Based Therapy Stress Management Support in Pregnancy Loss Telehealth Trauma Recovery Trust-Based Relational Intervention
Languages

English

Service introduction

My approach is gentle yet confident, and I strive to create a nonjudgmental space that works towards safety and trust. My therapy work is informed by a combination of the therapeutic theories and techniques of AEDP, Jungian depth psychology, and expressive arts therapy; supported by many years of study in attachment theory, trauma-informed care, mindfulness practices, somatic experiencing, herbalism, early childhood development, examining of privilege as a White, cis person; active anti-racism; gender, sexual, and affectional diversity; energy psychology, Reiki, divinatory practice, ritual and ceremony, folk healing ways, and ancestral healing.