Amanda Malanaga MS, LPC, NCC, ACS (Psychotherapist/Clinical Supervisor)



Early in my journey, prior to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor, I had a passion and drive for law enforcement.  Realizing the need for mental health services in the criminal justice field, I decided to pursue a career as a Licensed Professional Counselor at Monmouth University.  After obtaining my master’s degree, I practiced in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health centers, residential placements, and family homes.   Once obtaining my Licensed Professional Counselor license I began working with schools and mental health settings to bridge the gap between the educational system and mental health system.

One of my core principles in mental health stems from my personal love and passion for Yoga.  I obtained my yoga teacher training 200-hour certification to further integrate movement into sessions to help children and adolescents work through strong emotions that they feel in their body. I also hold my Approved Clinical Supervisor Certification. 

My areas of experience include treating depression, anxiety and trauma, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, attachment issues, and social skills difficulties.  I use an integrative approach to treatment, tailoring therapeutic services to specific developmental and interpersonal needs.  Specialized treatment techniques include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma Focused CBT.  I am also an advanced trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach as well as Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention.

When I am not guiding clients toward wellness, I disconnect and recharge by traveling with my family. My passion is visiting water parks, and touring MLB stadiums, and watching NHL games, if I can’t attend them.   Quality time with my family and on my yoga mat is where I find solace and rejuvenation.

Affiliations & Distinctions

  • Master of Science in Psychological Counseling (2013)
  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (2008)
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor since 2016
  • National Certified Counselor since 2013
  • Member of the New Jersey Counseling Association
  • Member of the American Counseling Association
  • Nurtured Heart Approach Advanced Trainer
  • Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention Instructor

Years of Experience

  • 18

Training in

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale
  • Play-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • Mindfulness 

Experience Treating:

  • Children 4y/o +, Adolescents, Young Adults, and Adults
  • Anxiety/OCD/Depression/Bipolar Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Self-Harm
  • Pre and Post Marital Counseling
  • Work Related Stress
  • Family Conflict 
  • Law Enforcement Members and Family
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • School Refusal
  • Academic Concerns due to emotional/mental health


Primary Location


666 Godwin Avenue (200),
Midland Park, NJ 07432

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9:00 am - 10:30 pm


9:00 am - 10:30 pm