Amanda D. Mahoney, M.A., is a private practitioner in northern Colorado. Her areas of passion and expertise are- self-care and wellness, grief and loss, and marriage and family therapy. Amanda’s approach to therapy has a strong emphasis on a compassionate mindset, a solution focused, structural approach while also utilizing evidenced based cognitive behavioral therapy. Although grief and loss is most commonly defined through death and dying, Amanda firmly believes the grief symptoms and emotional presentation most commonly associate with grief and loss can also accompany life changing events like medical diagnosis, divorce, loss of work, or even relocation.
Compassion Cultivation Training© (CCT™) is a educational program focused on cultivating compassion for yourself and others. CCT™ was developed at Stanford University and is now housed at the Compassion Institute in northern California under the Executive Director leadership of Thupten Jinpa- main translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, scholar and author. Amanda was excited to bring this program to Colorado for the first time. As a Senior Certified CCT™ teacher, Amanda teaches the 8 week trainings throughout northern Colorado and online through the Compassion Institute. Amanda has been practicing CCT™ and its principles since 2013.
- BA in Theatre Production, background in Communications with an Irish Studies minor and Psychology minor from Boston College
- MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University
- CCARE (Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education) Senior Certified CCT™ Instructor from Stanford University
Interested in learning more about Amanda’s therapy services, professional wellness, or registering for a Compassion Cultivation Training© (CCT™) class?
Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Training© has become an invaluable resource to me, both personally and professionally. I have found myself reaching for the meditations and resources as part of my self-care and I have recommended the class and the tools I learned from the class to countless clients. Amanda is a kind, caring, and compassionate leader who created a warm and nurturing environment for us to learn and grow. I would recommend this class to anyone who is interested in cultivating compassion for themselves and others.