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Specializations: Sexual Addiction, Betrayal Trauma, Infidelity, Couples, PTSD

Amanda feels honored to be included in people’s most intimate journeys and is inspired by each client in a special way. She approaches therapy through an attachment perspective using EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. Amanda uses her warmth, humor, experience, education, and honesty to help clients make healthy changes and gain an understanding of themselves and what matters most to them. She respects the perseverance it takes to continue trying in the midst of tremendous pain and she will help with hope and healing along the way.

Amanda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specialized in treating couples affected by pornography and sexual addiction. For addicts, she focuses on accountability and teaches how to truly connect instead of escaping. She will also provide empowerment for spouses of addicts to help them create healthy boundaries and understand their betrayal trauma. Amanda will facilitate a full disclosure for the couple so they can heal and rebuild trust. Amanda is also trained in treating trauma through EMDR. She is a co-host of the podcast, Not The Experts, which focuses on betrayal trauma resilience and has been a guest on several other podcasts. She is on the board of Reach10 and has presented at multiple conferences and workshops. Amanda is also an AAMFT approved supervisor for therapists in training. She is currently adjunct faculty at Brigham Young University teaching practicum and Sexual Development and Analysis for MFT masters students.

Amanda loves her husband and three kids dearly. She loves ballet, being outside, being creative, and visiting her hometown in Georgia.


M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University

AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Betrayal Trauma Certification by Dr. Kevin Skinner, IITAP approved

EMDR Trained


Amanda speaks about the benefits of EMDR on the Breaking The Silence Podcast:

EMDR: How Can It Help with Overcoming Pornography? with Amanda Christenson [63]

Amanda speaks on the Breaking The Silence Podcast on boundaries and building trust for couples dealing with sexual addiction and betrayal trauma:

Episode 6. Amanda Christenson: Boundaries – What They Are and Why You Need Them

Amanda speaks on the One Life Podcast on Pornography and Sexual Addiction, posted on the Utah Coalition Against Pornography website: