More About Me- Amanda Hinchey

Hello! I’m Amanda Hinchey, therapist at Bright Space Therapy. I started my journey as a therapist working with adolescents and over the years, I’ve found myself more drawn to working with young adults. I love helping clients through transitional periods in life, such as moving on from high school to college or the work force, exiting college and starting that first “adult” job, navigating careers and relationships in early adulthood, and working through life and family planning goals. I enjoy supporting clients struggling with anxiety, stress management, self-esteem, communication, setting healthy boundaries, and finding purpose through these life transitions. I utilize solution-focused and person-centered approaches as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques to best fit each individual’s needs. I know these periods in life are uncharted and the unknown can feel scary. I hope to be a support to make these periods feel more manageable.

A little more about me: My favorite form of self-care is being out in nature or traveling to new places. I enjoy learning through reading to continue growing my competence as a therapist as well as my perspective and self-awareness as a person. I’ve always loved learning and never want to stop. Self-growth is a lifelong journey. Words can hold a lot of power, which draws me to certain song lyrics or quotes from books, movies, or TV shows. Feeling fully understood through these means as well as through therapy and interpersonal connections is healing.

Books I’ve been loving lately:
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
No Bad Parts by Richard C. Schwartz
Harry Potter books & movies

TV shows with humor & heart:
The Office
This Is Us
Modern Family
Ted Lasso

Favorite Quotes:
“To know and love ourselves and others well is the most difficult and meaningful work we’ll ever do.” – Ryan O’Neal, Sleeping At Last
“What is grief, if not love persevering?” – Vision, WandaVision
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” – Brené Brown, Rising Strong

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. If it sounds like we’d be a good fit, please reach out and I’d love to assist in your journey of self-growth!

Amanda Hinchey, MEd, LPC

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Plano therapist