Hello! Thank you for your interest in Amanda W. McWhite, LLC couples therapy services.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Richmond, VA. I graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor in Psychology in 2010 and from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master in Social Work (MSW) in 2012. Since obtaining my MSW, I have had experience providing a multitude of therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults (individual, family, and group) in a variety of settings including in-home and outpatient.
I first developed a passion for working with couples in 2012 when I began providing family therapy. I immensely enjoyed helping parents learn to improve a variety of skills relating to communication and connection with their children. The greatest impact came from helping parents realize the strong link between their child(ren)'s behavior and their own.
Since fall of 2015, I have continued to follow that passion to work with and help couples by completing steps to become a Certified Gottman Therapist, which I'm now Level 3 trained.
If you are struggling in your current relationship, I can assure you there is hope. By applying the knowledge I have gained in the industry as well as the tools and methods of a Gottman therapist, I will help you build a stronger relationship using the building blocks laid out by Dr. John Gottman himself: "To make a relationship last: Couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflict, and create ways to support each other's hopes and dreams".
I look forward to hearing from you.