Amanda A. Fresnics, LCSW

Director of Clinical Development
Therapist
InterSpiritual Counselor & Director

About Amanda

My name is Amanda, and I am a licensed clinical social worker, spiritual counselor, and director of clinical development here at WHC. More importantly, I am a trusting, compassionate guide whose presence helps create a safe container for self-exploration, self-healing & wholing. I serve to create a force for awakening in this world that will be manifested in the manner in which individuals live their lives - sourced from presence and quietude.

I believe that every being is born worthy, perfect and whole. Too often, this sentiment gets lost along the way and individuals become disconnected from the Truth of their Being. This leads to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, lack of purpose and direction, dissatisfaction etc. amongst other things. I support others to deepen their spiritual connection, cultivate a loving relationship with themselves and build emotional resilience so they can live an authentic and more meaningful 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.