Amanda Hamer, M.P.H., Registered ECE, RP
With over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health, and another 10 beyond that in child development and care, I realize that life happens in many forms, with everyone experiencing and perceiving it differently. I see everyone as an individual whose shoes I can never walk in, but hopefully I can support and walk beside for a time. I bring much experience working with children, youth, and their families. Through holding a therapeutic relationship and counselling, I believe I can support clients in moving beyond a difficult time in life.
My particular experience centres on children, youth, and their families with mental health needs as well as dual diagnoses clients. I use a cognitive behavioural and solution focused approach for much of my work. However, the population that I work with requires me to be eclectic in approach in such a way that I am able to match their needs with tools, strategies and ways of thinking that are new assets to my clients.
My background includes an English diploma in BTEC Nursery Nursing, a Canadian equivalency in Early Childhood Education, a degree in Child and Youth Care, and a Master’s degree in Public Health Studies. I have subsequent certificates in Infant Mental Health and Parenting Capacity, education in child psychoanalysis, as well as being a Registered Psychotherapist.