Amanda Ripley-Kayala, MA, LPCC, LADC, EMDR

Amanda Ripley-Kayala, MA, LPCC, LADC, EMDR

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Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor, EMDR Therapist

Hi I’m Amanda Ripley-Kayala, a dually-licensed (LPCC, LADC) Master’s level Adlerian Therapist trained in EMDR with a focus on co-occurring disorders, trauma, and the LGBTQ+ community. My Licenses in both Mental Health Clinical Counseling and Alcohol & Drug Counseling help me to connect with the complexities of who you are so I might bring a wide range of resourcing to our work together.

My Adlerian perspective tells me that people, you and I, are social beings looking for ways to connect and contribute.  We are creative, responsive, and responsible for our thinking, emotions, and behaviors. We are holistic, indivisible creatures functioning as biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual & philosophical beings and that we are goal-directed, moving toward a self-defined and self-created world of satisfaction, accomplishment, and fulfillment.

I moved to Minnesota after growing up in Utah and am happy to call Minnesota my home. Lucy, my feisty dog, and I enjoy taking long walks. When I can, I appreciate attending concerts, traveling, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends.

This combination of training and licensing and my world view makes me a trauma-informed, holistic, person-centered therapist whose goal is to create a trusting and compassionate therapeutic atmosphere which encourages self-exploration, self-awareness and movement to achieve your goals in therapy and in life. I also fully support mini-dance parties as way to manage anxiety and increase energy and confidence!

Amanda's Specialties

Impulse Control Disorders

Mood Disorders

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

What Amanda Can Help Address

ADHD

Anxiety

Borderline Personality

Codependency

Drug Abuse

Emotional Disturbance

Peer Relationships

Sexual Abuse

Substance Use

Women’s Issues

Alcohol Use

Behavioral Issues

Chronic Impulsivity

Co-Occurring Disorders within the LGBTQ Community

Coping Skills

Life Transitions

Self Esteem

Sexual Addiction

Suicidal Ideation

Anger Management

Bipolar Disorder

Chronic Relapse

Depression

Domestic Violence

Men’s Issues

Self-Harming

Stress

Transgender

Amanda's Mental Health Focus

Addiction

Dual Diagnosis

Trauma & PTSD

Amanda's Client Focus

Adults

HIV / AIDS Allied

LGBTQ+ Allied

Amanda's Treatment Approaches

Adlerian

Couples Therapy

EMDR

Group Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Positive Psychology

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Culturally Sensitive

Emotionally Focused

Integrative

Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

Strength-Based

Compassion Focused

Dialectical (DBT)

Feminist

Individual Therapy

Multicultural

Trauma Focused

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