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  • Company - Thrive Counseling Services, LLC
  • Agency Name - Thrive Counseling Services, LLC
  • Mesa, AZ, 85206

  • Contact Name - alenolpc l
Featured Therapist


Amanda Leno, MA, LPC

Amanda is a state licensed and nationally certified therapist with an undergraduate degree in psychology and a masters degree in professional counseling. She has a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation.

Amanda is passionate about treating the “whole person” by addressing mind, body and spiritual influences. Treating a person’s concerns holistically is important to her as she believe in the mind-body connection and that one effects the other.

Specializing in trauma and abuse issues, she uses Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral approaches to confront toxic belief systems that hold you back from living the life you desire. Amanda has specific training in working with children and adolescents and incorporates Expressive Arts and Play Therapy techniques to better speak their language in a non-confrontational way. Amanda has strong beliefs that keeping caretakers involved and informed throughout the treatment process with children is critical as attachment and relationships are a key component in the healing process.

When working with couples, Amanda addresses concerns through the lens of Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is skilled in approaching interpersonal issues within families and couples helping to foster the creation of secure bonds and re-organized emotional responses.


Kelsey Kjellsen

Kelsey received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has her Master’s Degree from Arizona State University in Mental Health Counseling. Kelsey is a licensed associate counselor currently working toward her professional license. She has experience working with children and adults with training in ACT Therapy.

Kelsey values the relationship with the client and strives to create a method for treatment that is specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of the individuals she serves. She uses Cognitive Behavioral and ACT Therapy approaches to address unhealthy cognitions that impact one’s ability to behave in a values direction.

Kelsey has several years of experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges. She strongly believes in a family approach when working with children to enhance the healing process. Kelsey uses an interpersonal style to enrich social skills and improve relationships. She has experience running social skills groups and co-facilitating DBT groups.

Originally from South Dakota, Kelsey enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, golfing, and biking with her husband. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Ottawa University
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License No. and State: LPC-13642 AZ


  • Avg Cost (per session): ‎$125.00-140.
  • Sliding Scale: No
  • Accepts Insurance: No
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Credit Card

Age Groups

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Types of Training

  • Assessment
  • Brief
  • Couple
  • Family
  • Individual
  • Outpatient

Therapy Type

  • Art Therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered or Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


  • Abortion or Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse or Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change or Life Transitions
  • Adoption or Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues or Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency or Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce or Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health or Illness or Medical Issues
  • Helplessness or Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity or Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose or Meaning or Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis or Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings or Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress or Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice or Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self Care
  • Self Confidence
  • Self Criticism
  • Self Doubt
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Self Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality or Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety or Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Body Image
  • Internet Addiction
  • Young Adult Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Hoarding
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory or Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Power
  • Rejection
  • Self Actualization
  • Self Compassion
  • Sex Addiction

Last Modified: 18 July 2017