My name is Amanda Youth and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Honolulu, Hawaii, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, stress, and substance abuse, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better. This provider resides in Hawaii.
My approach to therapy varies based on the needs of each client I work with. I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, strength-based, and person-centered approach. My unique combination of psychotherapy with a practical, solution-focused approach can help you create a successful pathway for long-term solutions and life change.
I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for adults who may be dealing with life transitions, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, substance abuse, and depression.
My communication style
My communication style is calm, accommodating, and personable. I want my clients to feel comfortable talking with me about anything, and I pride myself on my ability to listen without judgment.
My goals for you
My approach to goal setting with clients is all about working together to define what you want to accomplish in our time together. This often starts by building trust between us, and getting comfortable with what it means to be in therapy. Over time, we will work together to set goals and track your progress.
My first session with you
What you can expect from our first session together is for us to spend the majority of our time talking about how you've been feeling recently, and me asking questions to better understand some of why you may be feeling that way. The first session is about us building an initial connection and helping me get a sense of where we should go from there. Each individual is different, and I like to listen first before assuming I know what will work best for you moving forward.