Senior Clinician, Lamberti Associates
phone: (03) 9867 3500
mobile: 0487 762 118
Amanda Brown is a private therapist specializing in treatment and recovery from Drug and Alcohol addiction. Working for 20 years in this field specific, Amanda runs a committed and passionate practice focused on positive growth that can take place where the grief, anger and loss of the addiction or behavior can effect. Using techniques through various models, including an in depth understanding of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy techniques along with the use of a 12 step approach Amanda skillfully guides individuals to not just free themselves of their predominant addiction but acknowledges that healthier active spaces need to be explored where the unmet needs of her patients can begin to take a focus and gain clarity. Understanding that addiction deeply affects those around us, her practice includes techniques to deal with “the fall out” so that the healing process does not lead back to a yearning or desire for the old addictive behavioural patterns.
Over her career in treating thousands of clients Amanda helps clients identify their addiction and its ensuing affects; Amanda has assisted Legal and Sporting Identities, maintain high end functioning lives, as well as Creatives, Teens and Families. She has access and expertise to refer people on to services which may support them further.
Amanda has been sought for expert opinion in the Magistrates, and County Courts as well as professional tribunals and trained specialists in working throughout the field. Understanding that sometimes clients suffer other psychological and psychiatric conditions; psychosis; trauma; severe mood disorders; personality disorders; physical, intellectual and sensory disabilities; her high level of skill and empathy allow a maximum opportunity for individuals to receive the guidance and nurture they may need to face treatment and rebuild their lives. Striving for her clients a reclaimed life with freedom from addiction along with reconnectivity and personal freedom is both Amanda’s experience and clinical goal.
Extensive Group and Group Therapy Work aligned with 12 Step Drug and Alcohol Programs and with The Therapeutic Community as method.
Raymond Hader Clinic, Clinical Manager, Counselor and General Management 2011 to 2012
Odyssey House Victoria, Senior Therapist 2008 to 2015
Salvation Army, Duty Worker, Assistant Manager, Program coordinator 2004 to 2008
Independent Personal Consultant and Therapist 2000-2015
Professional consultancy to The Department of Human Services, Family Drug Treatment Court, Court integrated services, ACSO, General Practioners, Psychologists, and Psychiatrists.