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 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 infidelity recovery, her clinical mental health counseling and life-coach training qualify her in the support of clients struggling with often underlying root issues such as anxiety, trauma, intimacy disorders and family of origin issues.
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 Asproni, M.A., 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). She also worked closely as a post-graduate with Cara Weed, LCSW, CSAT, an expert in love addiction, avoidance, trauma & reparenting.
Experience & Involvement
Amanda has been working in the field of affair recovery since 2011 when she began facilitating groups with affairrecovery.com, and is mentored by founder, Rick Reynolds, LCSW, one of America’s foremost authorities on affair recovery, compulsive sexual behavior & marital intimacy.
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 has Level 1 and Level 2 trauma training in the Emotional Transformation Therapy International Association (ettia.org).