Amanda Franzen, MSW

Mental Health Practitioner

 

Locations:

Brookfield

 

Specialties:

Specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults in anxiety, mood, psychotic, developmental, substance use, and personality disorders. Specific areas include depression, anxiety, borderline personality, and trauma-related disorders.

 

Bio:

Amanda joined Christian Family Solutions in 2021 as a Mental Health Practitioner. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, followed by her Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 

Amanda has counseled individuals in a variety of community outreaches in Milwaukee. At the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, she supported single mothers and their children during trying times of homelessness. Amanda offered them individual counseling as well as practical resources and community connections to help provide new housing and employment opportunities. Amanda also advocated for shelter guests so they could complete all programs with a sense of accomplishment and hope for their future. Amanda has also provided in-home services to mothers regaining custody of their children, school services to students who have experienced trauma, and employment support services to adults with mental health, developmental, and substance use barriers. Amanda takes a person-centered approach, valuing that each individual has their own story, needs, and goals. Amanda’s therapeutic approach is based in each person’s strengths, thereby empowering them to recognize and overcome barriers preventing them from being the person they want to be. Amanda also values the power of teamwork to help clients develop strong, healthy natural supports to help them achieve their goals.

 

Amanda is committed to clients’ success by “Teach[ing] a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime” (Matthew 4:19) and aiding in God’s faithful work because “we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8:28).