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 families on communication difficulties, disruptive behaviors, emotional dysregulation, coping with co-morbid medical conditions, as well as grief and loss. 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 mindfulness techniques to treat mood, personality, and substance use disorders. Amanda’s approach is both person-centered and CBT-based. She believes in building the therapeutic alliance and using positive psychology tools 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 family 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 spots with her fiancé around Philadelphia.