Amanda R. Uhrig, LCSW

(she/her)

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

With ten years of clinical experience and as a graduate of Rutgers University specializing in Violence Against Women and Children, my areas of expertise are child abuse (specifically child sexual abuse), substance abuse/dependence, anxiety/depression, parenting issues, and trauma. I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My philosophy on therapy is that I am not there to open the door for you, but to teach you how to open it for yourself. I often inject humor into my therapy sessions - with such heavy topics being discussed, a little bit of levity is often needed - and I am a firm believer that laughter is one of the best medicines. I particularly enjoy working with individuals who have experienced trauma - sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, attachment trauma, bullying, sexual assault, domestic violence, car accidents, etc. I am trained in a wide variety of therapeutic techniques (EMDR, sand play therapy, Internal Family Systems) specifically tailored to treat trauma symptoms. More recently, I have begun training in eating disorders as I have seen the correlation between trauma and disordered eating.

Education & Experience

Rutgers University, Masters in Social Work Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certification Sand Play Certification Violence against Women and Children (VAWC) Certified Clinical Social Work Supervision Certificate SIFI Certified Finding Words Trained

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

NASW, EMDRIA

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • Underserved

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealth

VCCO Out of network benefits