Amanda Alston, Mental Health Counselor
Amanda Alston is a master’s level clinician who graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her specialties include working with children and adults navigating emotional dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties and combating disruptive behavior tendencies. Amanda leads the DBT intensive outpatient program at the King of Prussia location and is also an individual outpatient provider.
Prior to her employment with Sanare, Amanda worked in a hospital setting on a pediatric developmental research team for four years which led to her interest in psychotherapy. Amanda completed a yearlong clinical internship in a community-based mental health setting where she treated both children and adults. Amanda’s training has focused on using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to treat mood, personality, and substance use disorders. Amanda’s approach incorporates both person-centered and directive styles to allow change to occur. She believes in building the therapeutic alliance and using this alliance to promote emotional awareness, self-esteem, and coping skill building. She assists her clients in discovering unique strengths and coping skills that serve them best. Amanda enjoys incorporating the entire support system in a collaborative way to address mental health concerns and achieve treatment goals.
Outside of work, Amanda enjoys cooking, spending time with friends and family, and staying active. Her favorite ways to incorporate movement are practicing yoga and discovering new hiking trails with her dog.