Meet Amanda Lee, humanitarian and therapist

My friend Amanda is an amazing woman that I want everyone to know about. She’s a trauma survivor who went on to spend many years of her life working in the world’s crisis zones on humanitarian projects.

Honestly, I started to call her a super-therapist, but I decided not to because it might convey the impression that she’s inaccessible, beyond the human. She’s definitely living in this world, has worked through many of her own struggles, and she’s accessible. (And still super in my heart.)

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What kind of problems can Amanda Lee help with?

I’m pretty sure she can help with anything one would seek a therapist for, as individuals, couples, or groups. If you’re not sure she can help with your problem, keep reading for how to contact her and ask. 

From her website:

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What kind of techniques does she use?

Here’s a list of techniques she can draw on as needed:

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What makes Amanda so great?

She learned from working on humanitarian projects in crisis zones to cut to the chase, to get to the root of a problem, without wasting time. Think about this: When war, genocide, Ebola virus, or natural disaster has created social upheaval and vast amounts of human suffering, and you and your team are brought in to provide relief to people who don’t have the opportunity of coming in weekly for psychotherapy for an indeterminate period of time, you learn how to assess problems, work quickly, apply the right tools, and be effective.

Plus, her vast range of skills gives her a rich toolbox to draw from based on the needs of the seeker.

Where does she work?

She offers her services in person in Austin, where I live and have known her, and by Skype and phone to those living elsewhere and those who travel frequently. She has a European base in The Netherlands and provides services in English, Dutch, and French.

How can I learn more?

Here’s her website. Use the form on her Contact page to make inquiries. Or you can email her at

She has a blog called Terminally Forgetful here.

View her LinkedIn profile here.

On Twitter, she’s here.

On Instagram, check her out here.

2 thoughts on “Meet Amanda Lee, humanitarian and therapist

  1. Can you please list Amanda’s clinical licenses that give her the legitimate right to call herself a therapist and provide all the skills and services listed on her site?
    Thank you!


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