Amanda Nolan, REGISTERED ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, AMFT, MS, Love Your Story Christian Therapy & Counseling Services in California.

Amanda Nolan

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT, MS

Children (6+), Teens, Adults, Couples

Daytime, Evenings, Saturdays

Areas of Focus

Generalized Anxiety, Group Therapy for Children, Depression
Communication Skills, Childhood Trauma, Women’s Issues, Grief, Loss, Trauma, Stress
Life Transitions (Separation, Divorce, College), Family Therapy, Self Concept & Self Efficacy, Christianity, Finding Meaning and Purpose

Therapy Modalities

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy (PCT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness, Play Therapy

Therapy Formats

Virtual, In-Person, Phone

  • Master’s in Counseling Psychology – Santa Clara University
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Cognitive Behavioural
  • Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Complex Trauma
  • Grief, Loss, & Trauma
  • Student’s Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress Training
  • Stress Management
  • Christianity

What Brings Me A Sense of Ease

The ocean has a beautiful way of reminding me of the mighty wonders in this world.

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck? Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in painful emotions or negative thoughts and we can’t seem to break out on our own. Many of us have fallen into this cycle of irrational thoughts, painful feelings and unwanted consequences. I’d like to help you think clearer, navigate emotions, and adapt during difficult situations.

As a therapist, my job is to help you change irrational thoughts about situations so you can feel, behave, and think more clearly and adaptively. The benefits of therapy for adults, couples, teenagers, and children include gaining more insight into yourself, developing healthy coping strategies, improving your relationships, and receiving treatment for mental illness like anxiety or depression. In order for this to happen, I artfully create a safe, non-judgemental atmosphere for internal experiences to be processed and listened to deeply.

I have accumulated increasing years of experience serving adults, couples, teenagers, and children and I am honored to witness their change and development into resilient people. I enjoy using mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy to help you feel empowered and supported. I offer individual and group therapy to support adults, couples, teens, and children with depression, anxiety, unmanaged stress, relationship skills, and trauma symptoms. I am also developing my work with couples to address communication issues, misunderstanding of love language, fertility, and financial problems. Additionally, I appreciate navigating through the complexities of the Christian faith in a world full of hopelessness and pain.

I understand how scary or discouraging it can be to find the right therapist. I’d like to reach my hand out to you; as you (figuratively) grasp it, we can travel this journey together to discover your issues, strengths, and areas of change. I encourage you to know that I will meet you where you are and if you feel lost, don’t worry I brought my binoculars.

When working with teens and children, I like to meet with the parents first. As we begin our collaboration, I think that it is helpful to meet with the teen or child alone in subsequent confidential sessions and invite the parents to support our work. Frequent parent involvement is helpful for consistent change and long-lasting transformation.

As a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, my areas of focus include:

Individual & Family Therapy | Couples Therapy | Anxiety, Depression, & Stress | Grief, Loss, and Trauma | Women’s Issues | Christianity | Finding Meaning and Purpose

When you are ready to begin your healing journey, I offer a 15-minute consult to see if we are a good fit. I’d love to help you or a family member live a more enjoyable life.