E. Amanda Dellinger, Ed.S., M.S. is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the State of Georgia and National Certified Counselor (NCC) who’s goal centers around empowering our future. She earned a Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University, as well as an Education Specialist degree in Professional Counseling from GSU where she specialized in child/adolescent populations. As part of her educational and post-graduate experience,
Amanda provides individual therapy for children and adolescents; family therapy; sibling therapy; parent training or support; and group therapy services.
Her emphasis is on helping children and adolescents function more effectively and confidently while learning how to cope with the constant struggles of growing up. Amanda works with the firm belief that with therapeutic awareness, empowerment, and motivation, each individual has the potential to not only heal and reach their goals, but to truly thrive.
Amanda's experience includes working with children, adolescents, families, and groups. She has worked in a number of therapeutic settings such as a residential treatment facility for children/adolescents, a psychiatric inpatient hospital setting, adolescent group home, school settings, sexual assault centers, children’s advocacy center, and currently in an outpatient practice setting.
For the past two years
Amanda was the lead therapist at The GreenHouse Child Advocacy Center where she provides individual, group, and play therapy for children/adolescents and support services for their families. At Therapeutic Associates, s
he brings this same strong commitment to her clients and provides a safe and nurturing environment where individuals can work through the healing process, develop healthy coping skills, and achieve their goals.
In addition for her formal educational training, Ms. Dellinger is certified facilitator of Good Touch / Bad Touch Sexual Abuse prevention program and Rainbows Grief Support Program for children. Amanda holds certifications as a Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS) through The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and has extensive training in expressive arts therapy, especially play therapy. Amanda is a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) with the Association for Play Therapy. In addition, she is also both a Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS) through the Anger Management Institute and a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist through the Grief Recovery Institute. Amanda is a trained facilitator for the RAINBOWS Grief Support Program for Children. Driven by her passion to help others, Amanda is committed to keeping up on the most current interventions and skills that can be used in her field by continuing to attend advanced training, seminars and workshops. In addition, Amanda is a frequent volunteer presenter for the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest GA for their community outreach and education prevention programs. In this setting she helps educate schools and bring awareness to the community on issues of sexual assault and violence.
Amanda has a passion for working with children, teens, and families and helping others find happiness and stability in their lives. She currently focuses on supporting individuals and families with Trauma/Abuse/Neglect, ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Depression, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Attachment issues, S
elf-acceptance and Awareness based work, Grief/Bereavement/Loss, Stress Management, Divorce/Blended family issues, Anger Management, , Adjustment Difficulties in children/families, Conflict Resolution, Parent-Child Communication, and Family/Relationship issues. Each of Ms. Dellinger’s clients receives individualized care uniquely tailored to their culture, life situation, and treatment goals. She assesses each client and helps them work through their struggles effectively at their own pace, while using their own strengths.
In Amanda's practice, children are given the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings and learn how to do so more successfully in their natural environments, as well. Utilizing child-centered and child-specific techniques such as play, art, bibliotherapy (the use of books in therapy), writing, relaxation, and skill building, each child will find a warm and open place to work through their stressors and struggles. Children will gain the necessary coping skills to keep in their "tool box" for life and will benefit from positive growth and increased self-esteem.
Amanda is also available for contract work in schools or agency settings providing group therapy or other therapeutic services. For more information on contracting Amanda for your school or agency, please contact her directly.