Amanda K. Crowder, LCSW
My name is Amanda K. Crowder and I am the owner of Calming Waters Counseling Services. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2008 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology, and in 2012 with a Masters degree in Social Work. I have worked in a number of different settings primarily providing services to children, adolescents, and families. Calming Waters Counseling Services has been providing services to the Charlotte region for the past 2 years. Throughout my experience, I have become a certified trauma specialist and EMDR trained.
As a therapist, I am creative in my therapeutic approaches, and find ways to engage with even the most challenging clients. I remain passionate, supportive, and understanding no matter the individual, and regardless of the challenges and issues we may face together in therapy.
I find ways to break through to the most resistant clients and family members, improving their experiences and reducing the difficult symptoms they may face in life. I am confident that my interventions have resulted in individual and family member engagement and improvement in accomplishing therapeutic goals. I truly believe that all people are good at heart, but sometimes struggle and make bad choices or decisions. These bad choices or decisions do not define who we are. We can all find happiness and gain a sense of control and well-being in life. Therapy is powerful! When we are invested in making change, change will happen.
Anastasia Harymeyer, LCSW, LCAS
Having a strong and supportive therapeutic relationship can assist an individual in overcoming some of the most challenging obstacles in life. I believe a collaborative approach that utilizes strengths and the development of effective skills can assist someone in overcoming and moving forward. No challenge, however small, is insignificant if it is important to you. I believe in treating the whole person and strive to create an open and honest environment that works to balance acceptance and change.
I am currently providing both mental health and/or substance abuse services to adolescents and adults through individual and family therapy. I have specialized training in both DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and Seeking Safety to assist in treating mood dysregulation, self-harm/high risk behaviors, relational issues, substance use, and trauma. I also have experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, women’s issues, grief, and behavioral concerns. I provide both evening and Saturday appointments.
Jeff Brockman, LPCA
I offer therapeutic counseling for children and adults. As a former elementary school teacher, I have over 20,000 hours of face-to-face interaction with children and their parents. As a person-centered, strengths-based counselor, I believe in the value of the relationship we will build. Coming to therapy is the best thing you can do for yourself! I believe that there is no drug, technique, or force of nature more powerful than empathy. The same goes for being truly heard and understood.
My specializations include school/behavior issues, depression & anxiety, grief & loss, and faith issues/theology. My therapeutic style has been influenced by mindfulness, attachment theories, cognitive therapy, somatic knowing, and yoga. I am warm, caring, and quite funny. So come laugh, learn, and relax!
Ashley Flint, LCSW
When people experience life’s struggles, it is not uncommon for their lives to feel like they may be unraveling. My greatest passion is to assist people in picking up those pieces and putting them back together piece by piece, no matter how big or small. I help my clients, who include children, adults, couples and families, identify their strengths to find healthy perspectives of themselves and strengthen their relationships with others.
I provide mental health services to individuals who suffer from anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, trauma, anger and stress management, couples conflict, family and relationships issues, self-image and self-esteem issues. I know that not one single approach is the right one for every individual, so I use a blend of modalities such as, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Reality Based, and psycho-education. I believe in building rapport with the client/s and working from a strengths-based approach that focuses on the whole client to assist them in achieving a successful, fulfilling, and productive life style.
Client Feedback for Calming Waters
“Thank you so much! We appreciate you and your help that you offered to our daughter to come out of her depression and learn to overcome her anxiousness. I see a big change in our daughter’s behavior and often get to see her smile.” — Mary P.
“I am happy to report that my daughter is doing really well! She looks healthy and happy.” — Donald A.
“Thank you so much for listening to me and helping me through a tough time in life. I appreciate all of your advice, and look forward to having more honest conversations with my significant other and renewing the love that was once there. You don’t know how valuable you were. I feel like I am in a much better place from when I started and ready to tackle the next issue.” — Michelle H.
address: 447 S. Sharon Amity Rd., Suite 105, Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 phone: (980) 299-7436 fax: (980) 226-5507