About Amanda Owner & Founder of Thrive Counseling Services, LLC
Amanda is a state licensed and nationally certified therapist with an undergraduate degree in psychology and a masters degree in professional counseling. She has a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation.
Amanda is passionate about treating the “whole person” by addressing mind, body and spiritual influences. Treating a person’s concerns holistically is important to her as she believe in the mind-body connection and that one effects the other.
Specializing in trauma and abuse issues, she uses Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral approaches to confront toxic belief systems that hold you back from living the life you desire. Amanda has specific training in working with children and adolescents and incorporates Expressive Arts and Play Therapy techniques to better speak their language in a non-confrontational way. Amanda has strong beliefs that keeping caretakers involved and informed throughout the treatment process with children is critical as attachment and relationships are a key component in the healing process.
When working with couples, Amanda addresses concerns through the lens of Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is skilled in approaching interpersonal issues within families and couples helping to foster the creation of secure bonds and re-organized emotional responses.
Jackie Picchi MC, LAC graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology followed by her Master of Arts degree in Licensed Professional Counseling. As a Licensed Associate Counselor by the State of Arizona, Jackie works with adults, adolescents and young children on a range of mental health issues from depression, anxiety disorders, self-esteem, behavioral and discipline challenges, self-harm behaviors as well as obsessions and compulsions.
Jackie enjoys a client person-centered approach that explores creative therapies including mindfulness based therapy, DBT and CBT, in order to best serve her clients. As a Certified Active Parenting Leader, Jackie has provided parenting classes to empower parents with effective, evidence based tools to enhance relationships with their children. She truly enjoys supporting a healthy, balanced family system. With a deep interest in the mind-body connection, Jackie provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment for her clients to help them explore various issues. Her goal is to facilitate each client to understand how to be more present in their lives, better balanced, and achieve their personal goals.