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AMANDA OKAMOTO
ASSOCIATE Marriage and Family Therapist #127844

Amanda specializes in working with youth, couples and families to reduce stress, address shame, and build self-esteem. Amanda is passionate about providing a safe space for vulnerability and for different emotional experiences. She believes everyone should have a place in which they can be their true and authentic self.  Amanda understands the unique needs of gifted, 2e, and neurodiverse individuals. She is experienced working with youth diagnosed with autism and in working with integrating sensory needs, creative art, and imaginative play. She helps individuals learn to validate their emotional experiences, address unwanted or unhealthy behaviors, and process difficult thought patterns. Her approach is emotion focused and interpersonal process with interventions rooted in behaviorism. Amanda holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Humboldt State University.

 

Outside of therapy, Amanda loves to grow orchids and bake with her husband and son.

Amanda is supervised by Toni Ratzburg, LMFT #52576

Location
​   San Jose
    Virtual

 
Focus
    Children/Adolescents
    Teens

    

Concerns
    Gifted & Twice-Exceptional
    Highly Sensitive People
    Anxiety
    Depression
    School Challenges
    Impulse Control
    Self-Esteem
    ADHD
    Autism
    Social Skills
    Family Conflict
    LGBTQ+ Allied


Approach
   Eclectic
    Play Therapy
    Client Centered
    Art
    Emotion Focused
    Humanistic