Avoiding Burnout When Working With Teens Featuring Amanda Porter LPC, LAC
In this episode, you'll hear from Amanda Porter the program director at Sandstone Care's teen residential treatment center in Cascade, Colorado.
- How to avoid burnout when working with teens and their families
- The treatment steps for teens in a residential setting
- How to ensure the family dynamic is set up for success after leaving treatment
Amanda Porter is the Program Director at Sandstone Care’s Adolescent Residential Program at Cascade Canyon. She has over 8 years of clinical mental health and residential substance abuse experience.
Amanda completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and specialized in Counseling Psychology for her graduate degree at Abilene Christian University soon thereafter.
She has worked with many diverse populations, in inpatient settings, gaining a wealth of knowledge as she travels around the US with her husband, an Air Force Officer. Amanda understands that clients want to be treated with respect, to be understood, and helped to resolve problems.
Amanda seeks to assist clients in changing patterns of behavior which distress, disturb, or affect their lives in undesirable ways while keeping these traits in mind. She does this by working with the client to increase the healthy choices available to them and enhancing their ability to act on those choices. In her free time, she enjoys mountain biking, hikes with her two herding dogs, and a good Netflix binge.