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Forest Road

Amanda Satterlee

MSEd, LCPC, NCC

Therapist

Get to know Amanda

Meet Amanda – A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a heart dedicated to healing. Amanda has extensive experience in the behavioral health field. Her 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, no matter the age. 

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.

 

Amanda's connection to her community goes beyond professional roles. She is a devoted wife and mother, who cherishes spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors, and sharing moments with her beloved dog babies, Darla and Maggie.

 

Amanda's passion for children is apparent to all, shaped by her roles as a big sister, case worker, counselor, and mother. Her ability to connect with individuals of all ages, 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 games of all types, Amanda's vibrant spirit embraces the richness of human experience.

Amanda a compassionate, skilled, and dedicated clinician

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