Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Amanda’s journey into the field of affair recovery began after her own experiences with marital infidelity, childhood sexual trauma, and compulsive sexual behavior (sexual addiction).
Her personal story makes her relatable and empathetic to her clients pain, confusion and the arduous road that coins recovery.
Along with betrayal trauma, her clinical mental health counseling experience qualifies her in treating underlying root issues such as complex trauma, intimacy disorders, attachment disturbances and unresolved dysfunctional family of origin patterns.
Amanda Elliott Asproni,
M.A., Registered Mental Health Counselor; Founder, Healing Affairs
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 from Liberty University. 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 has been working in the field of affair recovery since 2011, she has facilitated groups with affairrecovery.com, and has worked with founder, Rick Reynolds, LCSW, one of America’s foremost authorities on betrayal trauma, compulsive sexual behavior & marital intimacy since 2010.
She also worked closely as a post-graduate with Cara Weed, LCSW, CSAT, an expert in Pia Mellody’s experiential model which addresses love addiction, avoidance and reparenting family of origin trauma.
Along with running her own private practice, she currently is an associate partner with the SAT Project (Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma) led by Professor Michael Crocker, PhD in New York City. Amanda’s training has built her core competencies around treating the complexity of issues that underlie marital affairs, intimacy disorders, sexual issues and sexual addiction.
Amanda is a member of 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.