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AMANDA FRUDAKIS-RUCKEL, LCSW

Holistic Psychotherapist New Jersey & New York

Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST

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Amanda's Background

Prior to founding Person to Person Psychotherapy, Amanda worked with a range of healthcare institutions and nonprofits  including Memorial Sloan Kettering, Weill Cornell Medicine, Thrive NYC's Mental Health Service Corps., Jarvie Commonweal Service,  and the Research Foundation of SUNY- Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism. She holds an MSW from Fordham University and a BA from SUNY Stony Brook University.
 
Amanda specializes in holistic mind-body practices, with an emphasis on Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga, walk-and-talk therapy, and evidence-based techniques designed to calm and regulate the nervous system. Amanda is dedicated to fostering personal growth, self-awareness, and tapping into hidden potentials. Her passion for therapy is deeply rooted in understanding her clients and their core values. Her therapeutic approach centers on the exploration of life's meaning and purpose, deepening an individual's relationship with self.

Pronouns: she/her

MY VALUES AS A PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Attentive

I pay close attention to your thoughts, feelings, and concerns while working hard to help you see your strengths.

Expert

I use my expertise and training to help you tackle real-life challenges, always recognizing your unique qualities and inherent worth at every step of the way.

Authentic

I take the time to get to know you through genuine conversations, person to person.

BENEFITS OF PSYCHOTHERAPY

Benefits of online therapy

Restore and  Trust Yourself 

Therapy empowers you to explore yourself and develop techniques to connect with your mind, body, and spirit. This experience fosters self-trust. You'll gain confidence in your inner wisdom and insights.

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Lighten Your Emotional Load

Therapy provides a supportive environment where you can take a breather and discuss whatever feels too much to handle. It helps you find ways to cope with life's challenges and navigate through them.

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Cope with Unpredictability 

Therapy helps you stay centered in the here and now, especially when things are uncertain. It teaches you practical techniques, backed by evidence, that soothe your nervous system and help you find your grounding.

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THERAPEUTIC SPECIALTIES

New York and New Jersey Psychotherapy

Life Transitions

Therapy that helps you navigate shifts and changes in life, encompassing a wide range of experiences. 

Anxiety & Stress

Therapy that helps you understand triggers and learn practical tools to manage stress effectively. 

Grief

Therapy that helps you navigate complex emotions and thoughts that may hinder healing.

Existential Anxiety

Therapy that helps you gain insights, contributing to a more intentional and purposeful approach to  life.

Cancer & Illness

Therapy that helps you address the psychological and emotional challenges of illness.

PTSD & Yoga

Holistic approach to trauma care  that combines narrative story telling, skills training,  and yoga.

Caregiver Stress

Therapy that is a space for exploration, helping you with emotional support and coping.

Walk-and-Talk

Therapy that utilizes the outdoors to provide opportunities for adapting to uncertainty, and moving forward.

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