Educational Background, Certifications, & Licensing
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Walden University; 2020
Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice; Ashford University; 2011
Associate of Arts in Addiction Studies; Treasure Valley Community College; 2005
Licenses & Certifications:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC).
I hold multiple certifications in different counseling areas which allow me to administer different assessments, facilitate groups and coordinate care.
My name is Amanda Lewis, I was born and raised here in Idaho.
I enjoy all of Idaho's outdoor beauty and spend most of my free time with my husband and kids hiking, camping, rock-hounding and exploring all that our amazing State has to offer.
I am one of the founders of Restoring Hope which has provided me with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work along side my partners to help develop a program that is not only founded in research-based interventions and techniques, but also one that is full of passion, creativity and authenticity.
I have multiple roles at Restoring Hope from being one of the owners, collaboratively creating and overseeing all programs as the Director of Programs and working with children, adolescents and adults as a Licensed Mental Health Clinician.
I have worked in the counseling field as a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, focusing specifically on treating individuals and families that have been directly impacted by addiction since 2006.
In the more resent years, I have expanded my professional development and have found my passion for working with children and adolescents who are impacted by trauma, toxic stress and an array of other adverse experiences.
I use a trauma-focused approach which is incorporated into multiple theoretical orientations and interventions which are tailored to meet the needs of the individual I am working with.
What do you love about Restoring Hope?
My favorite thing about being a part of Restoring Hope is the opportunity to envision, create and design a life changing program with my two closest friends, my business partners.
"Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage
of those who dare to make dreams into reality." ~Jonas Salk