Amanda Marie ChillemeLMHC

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Availability

In Eastern Time

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I utilize a combination of styles and approaches to counseling/therapy; and that style depends on one huge factor; YOU! Therapy is not a one size fits all situation, and I will never use the same exact approach to treat every patient. The foundation of my training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Approaches. I incorporate different homework assignments, and experiential activities, to help my clients reach their personally identified goals and potentials.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

As a clinician, I utilize a human or client focused approach to counseling. I am not here to tell you why you called, or what you need to work on; you made the call, you already know the “what”. As a clinician, it is my job to help you understand the “why”, and eventually, the “how” (to fix it, overcome it, or just plain throw it away). At your first session, it is essentially a two-way interview; as I listen to your story/narrative, and the “rough draft” (as I lovingly call it) begins to unfold, WE as a team determine if 1) I am the right therapist for you, and 2) If you are the right client for me. If we both agree to move forward from the first session, identifying your goals will be your first assignment; giving you the opportunity to do this, helps me to better see how you think and interpret your barriers (i.e., stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, etc.). The second session, we begin to rank these goals, and identify the objectives that will help us to achieve these milestones together. I am your coach, teammate, and cheer leader! We will focus on one goal at a time. Remember “slow and steady wins the race”! As we reach the culmination of one goal, we will move on to the next.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

Seeking out help, especially if you have never done it before, can be terrifying. As a clinician, I get this; and, as someone who has seen a therapist at different intervals of my own life, I know how relieving it can be once the first call is made. It is like straddling a fence, having one leg on each side of an issue, but once you decide, the anxiety and anticipation immediately lessens, allowing for the first seeds of growth to be planted.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Addiction

General Expertise

Borderline Personality Disorder

Social Anxiety

Anger management

Attachment issues

Body image issues

Codependency

College & graduate student issues

Communication issues

Fees

$100

First Session

$150

Family Therapy

$150

Couples Therapy

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Attachment-Based Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Experiential Therapy

Integrative Therapy

Training / Certifications

Masters Certified Addiction Professional

Licensure

FL, LMHC, MH16099

Education

Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling

Work History

My name is Amanda Chilleme, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Master's Certified Addiction Professional with the state of FL. I have been practicing for over 5 years, and have experience addressing every day issues such as work stress, family and spousal discord; to more intensive intrapersonal concerns such as: depression, anxiety, attachment/abandonment, addiction (substance and behavioral), low self esteem, bereavement, and trauma. I have experience working with a wide variety of clients from different religious, ethnic, age, and economic background. My vow as a clinician is to always meet my client where they are at, and to assist them in achieving the goals they set for themselves.

Location

2521 Metrocentre Blvd, West Palm Beach, 33407, FL