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Amanda Griffith-Atkins, MS, LMFT

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


Amanda Griffith-Atkins, MS, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and founder of Amanda Atkins Counseling Group in Chicago.

Amanda earned a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University, but it wasn’t until her son was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition that she discovered her life’s purpose: to help parents of disabled children find their stride. 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’s therapeutic specialties are in couple’s issues, anxiety, depression, grief and loss (particularly partner, parent, or child loss), chronic or terminal illness, women’s issues, as well as infertility and postpartum mood disorders. As a frequent guest lecturer at Northwestern University, Feinberg Medical School, and Adler University, she’s passionate about education and training and values supervising and mentoring new therapists.


Disclosures for Perkins CVI: Collaboration for Change
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.