Amanda A. Fresnics, LCSW

Therapist
Spiritual Counselor
Reiki Master

About Amanda

Welcome... My name is Amanda, and I am a licensed social worker and spiritual counselor. More specifically, I am a compassionate presence and loving witness.

I believe that we are all born perfect and whole, and life circumstances, situations, society and systems alter our ability to remember this. I help individuals identify beliefs and patterns of behavior rooted in self-aversion and reprogram them through a more self-compassionate lens to restore wholeness. My work is humanistic and draws upon a variety of modalities and interventions that include archetype exploration, mindfulness, creativity, inner child work, body awareness, Chakras and curious inquiry.

If taking a deep dive into your healing feels resonant at this time, please reach out. Collectively, we can traverse the path to a more satisfying life.

"You have a unique body and mind, with a particular history and conditioning. No one can offer you a formula for navigating all situations and all states of mind. Only by listening inwardly in a fresh and open way will you discern at any given time what most serves your healing and freedom."

Tara Brach, PhD

Areas of Focus

  • Spirituality
  • Jungian Archetypes
  • Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem
  • Inner Child Work/Spiritual Reparenting
  • Buddhist Psychology
  • Nature-based Modalities
  • Group Therapy
  • Chakras

Education & Training

OneSpirit Learning Alliance (OSLA) (2020)
Interspiritual Counseling Certification

Rutgers University School of Social Work (2018)
Masters in Social Work (MSW)

The College of New Jersey (2015)
Clinical and Counseling Psychology (BA)

License Number: 44SL06398500
LCSW Pending

Supervisor: Rev. Karen Herrick PhD, LCSW, LMCS, CADC

Publications

Fresnics, A., & Borders, A. (2017). Angry rumination mediates the unique associations between self-compassion and anger and aggression. Mindfulness8(3), 554-564.

Fresnics, A. A., Wang, S. B., & Borders, A. (2019). The unique associations between self-compassion and eating disorder psychopathology and the mediating role of rumination. Psychiatry Research274, 91-97.