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Forest Road

Amanda Satterlee



Get to know me

Meet Amanda – a compassionate soul, a beacon of support, and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a heart dedicated to healing. With three years of experience in the behavioral health field, Amanda's journey is not just a profession; it's a heartfelt mission to make a positive impact on the lives she touches.


Amanda's expertise spans across diverse backgrounds and age groups, weaving a tapestry of care for clients and families. Her focus on trauma, play therapy, theraplay, foster care, and adoption reveals a commitment to addressing the intricate nuances of human experience. Drawing from her past roles as a case manager for a private agency affiliated with DCFS and a Social-Emotional Therapist for Early Intervention, Amanda's journey has been one of growth and learning, aiming for the best outcomes for all under her care.

At the heart of Amanda's approach is the cultivation of a strong client-counselor relationship. She understands the power of trust and comfort in the therapeutic journey and takes pride in her openness to accept and learn from every situation. Her toolbox of modalities is vast and creative, encompassing art, music, books, and games to create a holistic and enriching experience for each client.

Amanda's academic journey led her to Northern Illinois University, where she earned a Master of Science degree in Education. Her commitment to trauma-informed care is underlined by her Trauma-Informed Certificate from the NIU counseling program, showcasing her dedication to staying at the forefront of therapeutic practices.

Rooted in the northern Illinois region her entire life, Amanda's connection to her community goes beyond professional roles. A devoted mother, she cherishes spending time with her family, reveling in the outdoors, and sharing joyous moments with her beloved dog baby, Darla.

Amanda's love for children is palpable, shaped by her roles as a big sister, case worker, counselor, and now, a new mother. Her ability to connect with children, exploring their interests and engaging with them, reflects her genuine passion for fostering growth and well-being.

Beyond her professional identity, Amanda is an adventurer at heart. Hiking, kayaking, and exploring new places are not just activities but expressions of her zest for life. A lover of music, diverse cuisines, dance, and video games, Amanda's vibrant spirit embraces the richness of human experience.

Looking ahead, Amanda's goals include becoming a registered play therapist and completing her certification in Theraplay, further deepening her commitment to innovative and effective therapeutic practices. Her journey is an inspiring testament to the transformative power of compassion, curiosity, and an unwavering dedication to the well-being of others.

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(815) 200-6444

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