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Meet Amanda G. Melendez, LSW

Amanda G. Melendez, LSW
Lakeview Virtual

Amanda (she/they) is a Licensed Social Worker. She received her Bachelors in Psychology at Binghamton University and her Master’s of Social Work at the University of Illinois Chicago with a certificate in Evidence Based Practice for Children and Adolescents. Amanda has clinical experience providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults while utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Parent Management Training and other empirically based treatments. Amanda has an interest in treating generalized/social anxiety, panic, OCD and depression and helps those to build the skills to better manage their stressors.

Amanda’s therapeutic approach emphasizes creating a non-judgmental space where collaboration occurs to meet the clients’ goals and lived experiences. She utilizes multiple interventions to fit each clients goals, such as CBT, DBT, ERP, mindfulness, play/art therapy, strengths-based, intersectional feminist, multicultural, and gender/LGBTQ affirming care. Amanda has a special interest in working with children, teens and their families and supports parents through parent coaching. Amanda provides parents the tools to be an active participant in their child’s care and help reinforce their child’s more effective coping behaviors. Amanda also enjoys working with adults through life transitions including: life goals, family, career, and personal relationships.

In Amanda’s free time, she enjoys arts and crafts projects, reading, watching video essays and going to concerts across the city.

Amanda is an OUTSTANDING therapist. From coordinating with school to connecting us with meds providers, she has earned Lena’s trust and we are incredibly grateful for her.

— LOA Patient


University of Illinois at Chicago

Master of Social Work

Binghamton University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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