Amanda Zaski, LCSW

Therapist / Senior Clinician

My Approach

Many of us find ourselves stuck in deep-rooted patterns that were maybe at one time helpful and protective, but that no longer serve us.  These patterns can make it hard for us to exist in the world how we would like to. Pain and discomfort are unavoidable parts of being human; my hope as a therapist is to empower you to live a meaningful life, even amid the difficulties that are part of the universal human experience.

Together, with curiosity and compassion, we will approach what may be getting in the way of creating the life you want, and work toward showing up more fully and authentically in your relationships and in the world.

My approach draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions.  As a strong therapeutic relationship is fundamental to the therapy process, I honor the opportunity to offer a warm, supportive, and judgment-free space where you feel understood, safe to be vulnerable and open to exploring your internal experiences.

  • Treatment Specialties

  • Services Provided

  • Education

    Master of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

  • Experience

    I have worked with individuals across the lifespan around issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, mood disorders, life transitions, relationship challenges and chronic pain and illness in outpatient, healthcare, community and home settings.   I have experience working with individuals with autism and those with intellectual/ developmental disabilities and their families.

    Prior to joining Third Wave, I worked in several outpatient clinics within the Duke University Health System including Duke Children’s Evaluation Center, Duke Children’s Primary Care and Duke Center for Autism.   I also completed internships at Duke Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic and UNC Physicians’ Network during my graduate studies. I have experience facilitating groups including co-facilitating a pain management group based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

  • Insurances

    Blue Cross Blue Shield (excluding Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance and HMO plans)

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