Amanda Ducharme, LLPC
Education & credentials
- M.A. Mental Health Counseling, Eastern Michigan University
- Limited Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Michigan
I have a strong desire to help others feel understood, to confront both joy and pain, and to support others in not only surviving, but reviving and thriving through this one wild and precious life. I have been told I specialize in “you go girl therapy”, and I tend to agree. I want to provide you with support, empathy, a shoulder to cry on, and to join you in celebration dances as you work to meet your goals. Can’t wait to work with you, Mama!
Navigating my own path through the great adventure of motherhood has been the greatest and most challenging journey of my life. I understand the pull that mothers feel in so many different directions, and the guilt, pressure, and overwhelming joy that comes with it. Before beginning my journey to becoming a licensed clinician, I worked in career services assisting students and adults in discovering their career paths and meeting their goals. Like many moms, kiddos sparked a change in my own career path. Now, I am able to work with clients moving through their own career transitions, defining success, exploring the tax of motherhood in the corporate world, the anxiety and/or depression around work and work-life, and the unique challenges that come with being both a unique individual and a kick-ass mom. My experience counseling moms, dads, expecting parents, couples, and those in the ecosystem of family, such as grandparents and caregivers, has solidified my personal belief that there is no one way to be a great caregiver. Let’s find what works for you, brings you joy, and helps you to realize your full potential during this wonderful, wearing, and wild moment in time.
What do you love doing more than anything in the world?
I love spending time with my husband Jeff, and two kiddos Stevie (5) and Frankie (3).
What is the self-care strategy you use most often?
I am a wanna-be yogi, practicing (poorly) everyday for two years.