Counselor / Therapist
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Amanda Butto, LAC
​Licensed Associate Counselor
Portrait Health Centers
3499 Route 9, Suite 2C - Rm 7   
FreeholdNJ 07728
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Practice Information:
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.
Bio:
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
 Addiction / Drug Rehab
 Adolescents
 Adoption
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)
 Asperger's Syndrome
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Bicultural Difficulties
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Depression
 Divorce
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Educational Therapy
 EMDR Therapy
 Family Conflict
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Hypnotherapy
 Learning Disabilities
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Loneliness
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Pet Therapy
 Play Therapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Problem Gambling
 Psychoanalysis
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Psychopharmacology
 Relationship Issues
 Religious Counseling
 Self Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
Certifications:
 National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Payments Accepted:
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards.
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Nearby Cities:
 Adelphia  Jackson
 Colts Neck  Marlboro
 Englishtown  Millstone Township
 Farmingdale  Morganville
 Holmdel  Tennent
 Howell  Wickatunk
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