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    About Amanda Mason, LGPC, NCC

    I believe you have better days ahead.

    Are you looking for a safe and warm space where you feel seen, heard, and supported?

    You’re in the right place.

    My therapeutic approach is person-centered, trauma-informed, and strengths-based. I believe that you are the expert in your own life and therefore strive for a collaborative yet supportive therapeutic relationship. I hope to be a steady and trusted traveling companion on your healing journey.

    At Nest Counseling Center, you will find a safe place where you are supported in your vulnerability and encouraged to discover and nurture your strengths.

    While a nest will provide comfort and support, it is not a permanent residence. A nest is a space to launch from and take flight. My hope is for Nest Counseling Center to be only a short stop on your journey, that you take the growth and change you experience in the safety of the therapy space with you as you move toward meaning and purpose.

    Just a little more about me & my approach to therapy.


    I believe in bringing my whole self into the therapy office.


    Over the years I’ve been a teacher, full time mother of five, a volunteer leader in the nonprofit world, an advocate for children living in foster care and institutions, a mentor to parents considering or completing an international adoption, and currently a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland and a Nationally Board-Certified Counselor. Here are the areas that I feel particularly passionate about.

    • Adoptive parents, individuals that joined their families through adoption and all of those touched by adoption
    • Perinatal Mental Health and parenting, especially supporting those parents that want to improve their relationships with their children or just feel more comfortable in their role
    • Individuals that have experienced trauma, including childhood and racial trauma.
    • Couples that are looking to strengthen the connection within their relationship
    • Individuals that feel stuck or frustrated in their current situation

    My Education & Values

    Training & Education

    • EMDR-trained by an EMDRIA-approved trainer
    • Trained in Emotionally-Focused Individual Therapy for Trauma
    • Adoption Competency Trained
    • Advanced training in Perinatal Mental Health Care
    • M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the College of William and Mary
    • National Board Certified Counselor


    • Adoption
    • Perinatal Mental Health
    • Relationships

    My core values


    I bring my whole self into the therapy space. I believe being an authentic therapist means to be present responsive, and real.


    Regardless of our similarities or differences, I will always hold positive regard and respect for your experiences. I strive to help individuals feel understood.


    Connection in the therapeutic relationship is so significant. This is why there are so many studies showing how important this connection is. One of my strengths as a therapist is my ability to form connections with clients.

    Reach out to me today!

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