Amanda Ripley-Kayala, MA, LPCC, LADC


Amanda Ripley-Kayala is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), a Licensed Alcohol and Drug
Counselor  (LADC) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Amanda received a Master of Arts
degree in Adlerian Psychotherapy from Adler Graduate School completing the Co-Occurring
Disorders program and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Gender Studies from University of

Amanda has over 7 years of experience working with adults in outpatient and residential treatment settings. Amanda is a highly skilled, trauma-informed, holistic, client centered therapist whose goal is to create a trusting and compassionate therapeutic alliance that encourages self-exploration, self-awareness, empowerment and movement to achieve goals in therapy and life.
Amanda uses an Adlerian and trauma-informed lens to help clients understand and create change
in their lives and incorporates the following evidenced-based treatments:

  • Adlerian Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness
  • Somatic-Based Interventions

Amanda specializes in the following:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Physical/Emotional/Verbal/Sexual Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • LGBTQ+ community
  • Substance use disorders
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Codependency
  • Self-Esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Coping skills development

Ages Amanda treats:

  • Young adults (18-25 years old)
  • Adults (26-64 years old