Amanda  Wallingsford
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Amanda Wallingsford

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Texas Accepting Online
Round Rock Accepting In-person
Updated November 24, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • EMDR
  • Life coaching
  • Identity development
  • Mood disorders
  • Trauma
  • Trauma Conscious Yoga Method

Professional statement

Amanda Wallingsford is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Transformation Coach located in Pflugerville, TX (just outside of Austin). Amanda is passionate about working with those who experience inner conflict between wanting more and better in life, yet not knowing how to get there. After building rapport and helping the client feel comfortable in the therapy setting, Amanda works with clients to build self-esteem and grow self-worth.

Amanda’s goal is to empower her clients to make healthy changes in their lives and prioritize their mental health. Using her twenty years of experience, she integrates different techniques to help clients achieve their goals. She often works with those who have negative thought patterns by using elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a therapy style that emphasizes the connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions. Amanda is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and uses this therapy with those who have experienced trauma and feel stuck in their coping due to negative self beliefs . Amanda integrates somatic (body) work in to sessions to help align the mind, body and soul when she notices that these are misaligned.

Amanda earned her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Diego State University. Her practice is based on the idea that loving yourself is key to living a life of fulfillment in all aspects of life - socially, professionally, and personally.


Message to clients

Hello! I am Amanda, and I am so glad you are here. I know looking for a therapist or coach can be a daunting task. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to know who is going to best your best match. I completely support your process in identifying whom you will work best.

I want to ensure you that if you work with me, I will create a safe and trusting environment by being honest, compassionate, authentic and nonjudgmental. I will always be on the lookout for your beautiful qualities and reflect that beauty to you when you have difficulty seeing it. I genuinely believe we have the tools inside of ourselves to grow, expand, and overcome challenges. I will help you discover and maximize those tools.

Should you have any questions about how I work, please feel free to reach out and ask so that I can help you decide if I am the right person to support you on your journey. I look forward to hearing from you!


Specialties

EMDR - Evidenced-based effective practice to treating trauma

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Trauma Conscious Yoga Method - Trauma treatment method utilizing yoga and mindfulness




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Texas A&M University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)
  • University of Houston Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)
  • University of Texas at Austin Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $220 (80min)
  • EMDR Intensive: $220 (80min)
  • Free Consultation: $0 (20min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

Amanda also accepts Ambetter Superior and SANA as forms of insurance for sessions.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 12pm-6pm
  • Wed 12pm-6pm
  • Thu 11am-6pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Round Rock practice
1104 South Mays Street, Suite 222, Round Rock, Texas 78664
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue by appointment
  • Wed by appointment
  • Thu by appointment
  • Fri by appointment
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Positive Changes Counseling Services, Owner, Therapist, MFT Supervisor, 2008 - Present
Texas Health and Human Services, Program Specialist V, 2016 - 2017
Integral Care, Austin, TX, Program Manager, 2014 - 2016
South Bay Community Services, Chula Vista, CA, Program Manager, Therapist, Case Manager, 2002 - 2014

San Diego State University, Masters of Science in Counseling, 2009
Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development, 2001


Licensure

Texas: 202207


Languages

English

Spanish