My philosophy of working with clients is one of collaboration.  Individual therapy should not only instigate change but it should feel like a safe and supportive process that is free from judgment.

If we are of different generations, ethnic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, spiritual traditions, body sizes or abilities: please know, you are welcome here!

 

I take the role of your therapist very seriously.  I attend many trainings a year and seek expert consultation as needed.  I am an extensive reader and have been influenced by the work of Dan Siegel's Interpersonal Neurobiology, Brene Brown's work on vulnerability and shame, Richard Schwartz' Internal Family Systems model, Terrence Real's approach to male psychology, Esther Perel's work on sex and relationships, Irvin Yalom's writing on existential psychotherapy, the Gottman's work on relationships, Be Nourished's work on Body Trust®, and others.

I have cared for people with a broad range of challenges including depression, anxiety, PTSD, emotional struggles, relationship difficulties, life transitions, grief and stress management.  I am particularly passionate about working with individuals struggling with body image and disordered eating.  For more information, check out the Body Trust® tab.

Some of the treatment orientations I work from include: Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Multicultural, Existential, Interpersonal, Family Systems, Relational, Strength Based, Trauma Focused, Feminist, Humanistic, Integrative, Internal Family Systems, HAES® (Health at Every Size), Body Trust® and Sand Tray.

Contact

Phone: 503-660-3097

Email: amanda@amandaludka.com

Location: Gresham, Oregon

(The best way to get in touch is via email.)

 

Currently I am doing virtual consults and appointments only due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  I am hopeful to re-open my office in early 2021 in Gresham, Oregon.

(Please email me should you require a mailing address.) 

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