CENTRE FOR FAMILY INITIATIVES DIRECTOR
PINE RIVER INSTITUTE
Amanda began her career at Pine River in 2010 and brought with her a strong passion for working with youth and their families to support positive communication and relationships. Through her time at Pine River she has worked with countless families that struggle with mental health and addictions, first as a Youth Counsellor and then as our Aftercare Coordinator. In 2018 Amanda returned to school and has since completed her training as a Relational Psychotherapist. In addition to her work at PRI she runs a private practice for individuals and families in Peterborough, where she lives with her husband and two children.
As our Director of the Center for Family Initiatives, Amanda brings a deep commitment to the wellbeing of youth and their families through empathy, acceptance and compassion. She is experienced in working with families who find themselves in crisis as well as with those that are just starting to explore the field of mental health. Amanda hopes that by educating and supporting families early on, they can foster greater resilience and sustain their mental wellness through difficult life transitions and the challenges we all face.