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Counseling with Compassion

Outpatient counseling for individuals, couples, and families

Meet Amanda Kizer

Licensed Professional Counselor

Amanda has been practicing in the counseling field for nearly 20 years. She works with children, adults, couples and families in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. She has specialized training in child development, trauma, attachment issues, anxiety, mood disorders, and grief. In addition to her work with clients, Amanda is also a Registered Supervisor in the Commonwealth of Virginia for those individuals working towards their license.

Meet Amelia





Approach to Wellness

Approach to Wellness

Understanding the process of healing


My goal is to provide a safe environment in which you feel supported, understood, and encouraged to reflect deeper on working towards being your authentic self.


Change is a difficult but inevitable process, and being comfortable with ambiguity and trusting yourself is an integral element for positive growth to occur.


Early relationships in our lives set the foundation for how we see ourself, others, and the environment around us.

What to expect

My practice includes a deep respect for you as a client and the courage it takes to want to move through difficult emotions and stressors. It is my belief that for any counseling work to be effective a safe, trusting relationship must be in place. I work collaboratively with you to assist you in exploring what is going on in your world and how to resolve and work towards identified goals.

Benefits of Counseling

Only good things come from taking care of yourself.

It is my belief that anyone can benefit from counseling whether it is for personal growth or to work through a trauma/difficult time in life.


For some individuals it may mean 3-5 sessions to gather some insight or explore at a deeper level something that is happening in your life. For others, it may mean on-going work as often what brings someone to counseling is just a starting point for deeper emotional work. Only good things come from taking care of yourself.

If you find yourself struggling in work, home, or relationships and you do not feel quite “like yourself”, it may be time for counseling. The more awareness, confidence, and trust that you have in yourself positively affects how you go throughout your day. As difficult as it can be to sit with difficult emotions and experiences working through them brings profound change and growth. I consider it an honor to be a part of that journey. In addition to holding space for you, I may also make recommendations and referrals for increased support in your life.

This begins with an intake assessment that can take 45-60 minutes. At the initial assessment we will gather pertinent background information which includes a developmental, social, emotional, physical, and relational health and history. We will then begin to identify treatment goals and discuss the best way to meet these goals. 

I utilize a variety of approaches in my private practice including: mindfulness, guided imagery, cognitive-behavioral techniques, brief-resolution approaches, and interpersonal dynamic relationship skills. I work holistically with clients with a strong focus on the mind-body connection.

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Contact Info



110 W Johnson St Ste. 228, Staunton, VA 24401

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