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Amanda Griffith-Atkins, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Founder of Amanda Atkins Counseling Group


Amanda Griffith-Atkins is a licensed marriage and family therapist and founder of The Amanda Atkins Counseling Group in Chicago. She is also the mother of a 14-year-old son with a rare genetic syndrome. She lives in Chicago with her husband and three sons and specializes in disability parenting, grief and loss, and couples therapy. As a frequent lecturer at Northwestern University, Feinberg Medical School, and Adler University, she’s passionate about education and training and values supervising and mentoring new therapists. Amanda’s passion is helping give voice to the hard parts of disability parenting, which ultimately helps us become better individuals and parents. Parenting is hard, but connecting to people who get it makes it a lot less isolating.

Amanda has been featured in publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago, Chicago Parent, and POPSUGAR. She’s also a frequent guest on the Rare Life Podcast and many others. Amanda is writing a book about disability parenting that will be published by Workman Publishing in late 2024.


Disclosures for 2024 CVI Conference: Building Meaningful Recognition
Amanda Griffith-Atkins is not being paid for her presentation, but her registration fees are being waived.

Amanda Griffith-Atkins does not have any nonfinancial relationships to disclose.