Hello to my new and old friends!
I am a former resident of New Orleans, Louisiana who moved to Austin, Texas in 1997 to complete my Masters Degree in Social Work. :) I love my career as a mental health social worker/counselor.
I love connecting people to one another and community resources and events personally (especially) and
-Austin Catalyst for Fun Newsletter
-The Resources Page of this website.
*Both contain community, personal growth, activist resources and FUN events.
Thanks for visiting my site! I look forward to sharing with you!
* Some Reasons I love Austin Texas
I came to Austin to attend graduate school in Social Work at the University of Texas. I find Austin to be the most progressive, tolerant, community- activist oriented place I have ever lived. I could not have made it up. ...I have heard it compared to being 'stuck in the plush of the velvet rut'. Many people know it as the 'live music capital of the world'..however I also see it as one of 'the personal growth mecca of the universe'. One can catch a class on environmentalism, yoga, eastern or western spirituality, etc on any given night, for instance. It has led to my interest in non-dualistic spiritual philosophy, for exp (which is reflected by the books I recommend on my reading lists on this site). Austin is also full of warm, friendly people who often refer to one other as ' their chosen family' and there are always many folk singing, potluck parties ..as well as clean water to jump in, wildflowers and many great hiking trails.
Fun Festival Pictures: Many of you know me from festivals where I love being a crazy clown and giving out free hugs. Here are some of my great memories!
Kerrville Folk Festival Pics, 2010...the 'great summer camp for adults' is a favorite place to hear people listening to each other singing poetry!
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2010:
First weekend: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2061182&id=1214480367&l=70a57ca4bd
2nd weekend http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2061726&id=1214480367&l=39b7bfa321
2nd weekend of Jazzfest, on Last Sunday pics
2009 Photos of NEW Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
*Saints Superbowl Victory Weekend 2010 in the French Qtr, which include my Mardi Gras Weekend 1 Photos and The Barkus hilarious dog parade)
2nd Mardi Gras Weekend 2010 Weekend and Fat Tuesday Photos
Pics of The Texas Renaissance Fair 2009: which the biggest Renaissance Fair the country, such a hoot!
Europe 2009 pics of my 40 day trip to Paris, Holland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2009 Photos: My favorite event in the UNIVERSE...Mardi Gras type costumes at a festival....30 plus years of freaky people meeting up making a hullabalooo! Ck it out at www.nojazzfest.com ...not just Jazz...the Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam....Widespread Panic...the last weekend in April and the first in May every year....see ya THERE!!!
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in Solutions-Focused, Presence-Centered Psychotherapy.
I draw not only from Western psychology and Clinical Social Work, but also my study of non-dualistic, Eastern, presence-centered philosophy and meditation.
I have worked extensively with elderly and mentally ill individuals; providing group and individual therapy. I have also provided case management services, provided wellness and stress counseling for The Department of Homeland Security and work with the US Military, in addition to maintaining my private practice.
*My resume and more about my background are on My Linked In Profile
To schedule an appointment for private counseling contact me at 512-423-6529 or contact me via email. Alternatively, you may use this site's Contact Form.
Contact me about rates. Sliding scale rates may be available
I offer a free 20 minute consultation.
I offer discounted session rates if you prepay for 3 or 6 sessions
Telephone Counseling and/or Skype Sessions are available as well.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I am covered by many insurance plans. To find out if your insurance company will reimburse for my services, you might ask them: "Do I have mental health benefits that cover counseling by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker?" I provide a receipt for services that can be submitted to your insurance company. My office is located near the intersection of South Lamar and Ben White/71. *Telephone counseling or connecting via Skype are available as well.
Contact me if you want more assistance about how to do this.
The Work of Byron Katie with Amanda Winters, LCSW and Facilitator of The Work
Amanda is a Facilitator of The Work' of Byron Katie, a powerful 4-question method used to dismantle stressful thoughts that create human suffering.
The Work of Byron Katie is a simpl process of self-discovery that teaches us how to meet our thinking, and therefore our entire lives, with clarity, love and understanding. The Work is a sure way out of the experience of confusion and a step into the experience of true internal peace.
For more info, please click on the following link: How To Learn More About The Work of Byron Katie With Amanda Winters or contact Amanda by email by clicking here or you may call her at 512-423-6529. Alternatively, the Contact Form of this website may be used as well.
I invite you to attend The Upcoming Events and Workshops I offer as well. You may find them by clicking here. They include 4 free Introduction Sessions to The Work and a
3-Hour Workshop on Sat, 9/8/12.
Other Mental Health Resources can be accessed by clicking here for Amanda's Recommended Resources Page