Amanda LaBonar, LPC, RYT-200


Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who completed her graduate studies with a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adler University. She is also a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and Reiki Level 2 practitioner. 

Before joining Progressive Psychological Healthcare, Amanda worked in advertising and marketing for 16 years, where she thrived leading teams and initiatives for diversity, equity and inclusion. She facilitated and attended several workshops on increasing cultural awareness across all corporate levels and promoting mental health wellness. Amanda has volunteered at domestic violence organizations in Chicago, helping support survivors, their children & pets.  

Therapy Approach

Amanda works from a trauma-informed, supportive and collaborative therapeutic approach, integrating talk therapy with somatic experiences to address the mind-body connection. She focuses on entering the client’s inner world to better understand their unique individuality, environment and experiences. She believes trauma—anything that exceeds an individual’s ability to cope—is at the heart of many struggles. She is committed to helping clients recognize and process trauma, while utilizing evidence-based interventions to aid clients towards optimized well-being. She looks forward to walking beside each client on their unique healing journey.


Trauma, anxiety, substance use, chronic illness, eating disorders, ADHD, emotion regulation/expression, life transitions, coping skills, grief, self-esteem, mindfulness, domestic violence

Currently working with: Adults, adolescents, children, LGBTQ+ community

Theoretical Lens: Integrative approach, including Acceptance-Commitment Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mind-Body Awareness, Person-Centered, Strength-Based, Ego State Therapy and Internal Family Systems. 

“Balance is the core of health. We feel and function best when our body’s systems are in balance, and when we’re in balance with friends, family, community, and nature.” 

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