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Amanda Ives

  • Illinois

About Amanda Ives's service

Amanda Ives is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides a warm and compassionate environment for her clients to encourage growth and change. With a background in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Amanda has a strong foundation in mental health and community wellness. She believes in a holistic strengths-based approach to therapy, empowering and supporting her clients. Amanda is trauma-informed and takes into consideration each client’s unique needs and experiences to create a welcoming and safe space. Operating from a feminist perspective, she utilizes empathic listening, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic theories, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness. Cultural sensitivity is also a priority for Amanda, as she is multiculturally aware and incorporates it within the therapeutic process.

Areas of Focus and Specialization

  • Addictions
  • ADHD
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Career difficulties
  • Coaching
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Coping with life changes
  • Depression
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • LGBT
  • Parenting issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and abuse

Additional areas

  • Abandonment
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Attachment Issues
  • Avoidant Personality
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues and Stress
  • Chronic Pain Illness and Disability
  • Codependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Domestic Violence

Therapeutic approaches

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Years in practice

3 years

NPI number


License Details

IL LCSW 149023316

License: LCSW


License number: 149023316

Expires at 2023-11-30

License: LMHC

Rhode Island

number: MHC00182

Expires at 2024-07-01

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