Amanda Thooft, MSW, LICSW

Geriatric Services

Amanda has experience providing therapeutic services in diverse mental health and substance abuse fields. Amanda's approach to therapy is collaborative and strengths-based. Her work is informed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), solution-focused, and strengths-based approaches. Clinical interests include depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, suicidal thoughts, self-injurious behaviors, transition of life issues, occupational distress, interpersonal difficulties (including couples therapy), substance abuse, and crisis intervention. Amanda believes in mind-body awareness and promotes general wellness. She strives to create a safe and supportive therapeutic environment to help each individual and family work towards change, growth, and understanding of themselves so that they may live a healthy and fulfilling life.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Individual/couples/family therapy
  • Mood disorders
  • Psychological services for long-term care facilities
  • Adjustment distress
  • Crisis intervention

Licensures/Certifications/Titles:

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
  • Mental Health Professional

Education:

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - College of St. Catherine & University of St. Thomas
  • Bachelor of Arts, Social Work (BA) - University of St. Thomas
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