Counselor / Therapist in Freehold, NJ

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Amanda Butto, LAC

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​Licensed Associate Counselor
Portrait Health Centers
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Specialties: Academic Underachievement, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger/Stress Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Career Counseling, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief and Loss, Impulse Control Disorders, Medication Management, Mindfulness, OCD, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Testing and Evaluation, Thinking Disorders, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues, Wellness and Self Care

Treatment Preferences: Art Therapy, Attachment-based, CBT, Emotionally Focused, MBCT, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Sand Play, SFBT, and Trauma Focused.

By incorporating Mindfulness and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, I work with clients to help strengthen their sense of self in order to persevere and achieve their therapeutic goals. Having empathy, patience, understanding, and passion helps me create a safe environment for my clients where they feel free of judgement, which helps my clients thrive from the therapeutic relationship. While therapy can be overwhelming and sometimes cause anxiety due to a possibly new environment, my goal is to continue to remain non-judgmental and play a supportive and caring role throughout the therapeutic journey.

I received my BS in Psychology from Muhlenberg College, and my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Villanova University. I have specialized in counseling individuals who have been incarcerated and those who have addiction and mental health concerns as well as individuals who are working through the grief process. I have experience working with clients in various levels of care – rehabilitation, partial care, intensive outpatient and outpatient. I have mainly worked with the adult population of diverse cultural backgrounds (ages 18 and older). While I tailor each counseling experience to my clients, I generally integrate Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.

My interests outside the office include playing with my dog, Bella, walking the reservoir, and exercising which are all part of my personal care routine. I also enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends as well as hiking and horseback riding.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Hypnotherapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Learning Disabilities
 Adolescents  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Adoption  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Marriage Counseling
 Asperger's Syndrome  Men's Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Bicultural Difficulties  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pet Therapy
 Children's Counseling  Play Therapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Couples Therapy  Problem Gambling
 Depression  Psychoanalysis
 Divorce  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Domestic Violence  Psychopharmacology
 Eating Disorders  Relationship Issues
 Educational Therapy  Religious Counseling
 EMDR Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Family Conflict  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Sexual Dysfunction
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Stress Management
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Group Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards.
3499 Route 9, Suite 2C - Rm 7
FreeholdNJ 07728
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