Heal with Professional Support

“What saves a (wo)man is to take a step. Then another step”. C.S. Lewis

Meet Amanda:
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Amanda’s journey into the field of complex trauma probably began in a similar place to where you're finding yourself right now. Her life brought her to a place full of despair, confusion and suffering.

Amanda’s journey into the field of complex trauma began right where you are right now, at the beginning.

Experience taught her that the that path to healing the myriad and various aspects of complex trauma is not only long, but also daunting at times. Specialized professional help from proactioners with training to treat the complexity that is complex developmental and relationship trauma is critical to success.

Her personal story makes her relatable and empathetic to her clients pain, confusion and the arduous road that coins recovery.

Treating complex trauma is also about identifying the underlying root issues such as betrayal trauma, childhood sexual abuse, intimacy disorders, attachment disturbances and unresolved dysfunctional family of origin patterns.

Healing After an Affair

Amanda Elliott Asproni,

M.A., Registered Mental Health Counselor, Coach

The feelings of alienation are great. I realized quickly most of my friends, family & much of the mental health community, although well intentioned, intensified the isolation and hopelessness. I needed support from a professional who could relate to my situation.”

Amanda Elliott Asproni, M.A., Clinical Mental Health., on what led her to the field of affair recovery

Education & Practicum

Amanda holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She also holds a Life Coaching Certification from Coach U., an International Coach Federation accredited institution, & her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from DePaul University.

Amanda completed her practicum and internship with Meridian Psychotherapy in Virginia Beach, under the supervision of Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Patricia Smith, LPC, LMFT, and the mentorship of former Clinical Director, Dr. Michael Bohan, Addictionologist, Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT).

Experience & Involvement

Amanda began coaching in the field of affair recovery in 2011, she facilitated groups with affairrecovery.com, and has worked with founder, Rick Reynolds, LCSW, one of America’s foremost authorities on betrayal trauma, complex trauma & memory, compulsive sexual behavior & relationship intimacy since 2010.

She also works closely post-graduate since 2017 with Cara Weed, LCSW, CSAT, an expert in Pia Mellody’s experiential model which addresses via intensive workshops both love addiction & intimacy avoidance, and healing family of origin and developmental trauma that can lead to better present day relationship functioning.

Along with running her own private practice, Amanda is a member of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She was a committee member with the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), a nonprofit multidisciplinary organization dedicated to scholarship, training, and resources for promoting sexual health and overcoming problematic sexual behaviors. Amanda also is a member of the Emotional Transformation Therapy International Association and has Level 1 and Level 2 trauma training in Emotional Transformation Therapy.


A Direct & Actionable Approach

“Amanda walked with me during the most tragic time of my life. When I felt there was no hope for my marriage to truly heal from infidelity- she spurred me on. With raw and transparent honesty, Amanda spoke into my life. That she had been where I was, inspired and encouraged me. I found practical strategies for coping and moving forward. I am so grateful for having had made this connection with Amanda during my recovery.”
ShannonMother of 4, Social Services Project Coordinator, Canada

Authenticity & Understanding

“Amanda is someone who puts her heart and soul into helping other people through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Infidelity has a way of making people feel isolated and Amanda has the ability to reach out to that person and let them know that they are not alone. She is amazingly supportive and we are blessed to have had her help us along this road.”
Lucas & ElizabethArmy Soldier & Mother of 4, Washington State

Lifting the Burden of Blame

“Over three years ago I found out that my husband was involved with another woman. I pushed everything down inside, pretending all was normal on the outside, we tried to go on with our lives. I sank deeper and deeper into depression. I felt like I was trapped and wished that God would just take me so I would not have to endure the shame, insecurities, trauma and isolation of this offense. I cried out to God so many times, it seemed there was no one listening. But God led me to a group of women lead by Amanda, who walked me through the things I needed to confront not only in my husband, but in my self. Only those who have shared a similar experiences can know the pain, anxiety, fear, and rejection you are dealing with or are not dealing with. Amanda is that person. She was always kind hearted. Over and over she took the blame for his affair off of my shoulders and put it back where it belonged, on him. She encouraged me to take up for myself, something I had never done. I know that she prayed for me and my marriage all the way through this process and is probably still praying. I am in a much better place now than I was before. I am healing. It is hard to find help these days that actually knows how to deal with infidelity. If you think that you can work through this process on your own, you are deceiving yourself. Whether or not you divorce or stay in your marriage, you need help.”
DonnaAgriculturer, Missouri

Comfort & Trustworthiness

"Amanda was a blessing. We were introduced to her during a very painful time in our lives. We were desperate to know if our marriage could be saved after my husband’s infidelity. She has a way of making you very comfortable to share information and letting you know you are not alone. Gaining that trust is critical for a couple to heal and grow. We will forever be grateful."
Greg & MarieOffice Manager & Accountant, Texas

Keeping Things Down-to-Earth

“Amanda is very real, honest, and easy to talk with because she is a great listener and empathizer. I’m extremely grateful to have her…someone who can speak positively into my life.”
JoyMother of 4 & Small Business Owner, Texas

Making Way for Healing

“I am so thankful to Amanda for being there during some of my darkest times. She was able to encourage me and explain why the way that I was was completely normal at a time in my life when I did not trust anything anymore. She encouraged me to truly find myself and allow myself what I needed to heal in order to be able to look at my marriage as a strong woman, not a victim. Thank you Amanda for picking me up when I was down."
Lisa (Mother of 5 and CEO), Iowa

Kindness & Insight

“Amanda is a kind and patient listener who offers practical solutions and helps me see where I can improve. She also helps me empathize with the other person through her own experiences. You will never feel like you’ve wasted your time.”
LeeGeneral Manager, Oklahoma City