Amanda Ward, Master’s Degree Candidate, Intern

Amanda has always had a passion for helping people cultivate their strengths and grow through life’s challenges. She comes to the field of mental health counseling with 10 years of experience as a high school English Language Arts teacher, where she was dedicated to supporting the unique academic and personal needs of each of her students. Currently pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Cazenovia College, she brings her empathic, personalized care for others to the work she does with clients as an intern under the mentorship and supervision of Dr. Melissa Carman. 


At the heart of Amanda’s person-centered approach to counseling is a commitment to developing a nurturing relationship with each client that is built on trust, understanding, and compassion. She sees her work with clients as a partnership, collaborating with them as they develop and pursue goals that align with their individual values and needs. Regardless of where they might currently be in life’s journey. Amanda is dedicated to helping clients tap into their capacity to live meaningful lives rooted in courage, resilience, and hope.