Psychiatry & Psychotherapy
Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Eating Disorders
San Pedro and Long Beach California

Psychiatry & Psychotherapy
Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Eating Disorders Hermosa Beach, San Pedro and Long Beach California

(310) 957-2099
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Amanda Gonyer, L.M.F.T

San Pedro

Psychotherapist~ Children, Adolescents, and Families

My Approach to Therapy

I believe we all have the tools we need inside ourselves to become the best version of ourselves and live a more fulfilled life. However, I also believe life can be messy and can make it difficult to reach these goals. I do a delicate balancing act of holding a safe non-judgmental space for my clients to go at their own pace while gently pushing them to help them get back on track. I utilize an eclectic mix of client-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, and humanistic interventions to help my clients reach their goals.

Specialties Experience:

  • Trauma
  • Cultural Issues
  • Racial Identity
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Peer Relationships
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Family Conflict
  • Anger Management
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Stress
  • Sleep/Insomnia
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Adults, Children, & Adolescents

Professional Experience:

Colibri Healing and Family Therapy Inc

Provide individual therapy services in a group practice setting with a speciality of working with Latinx clients, spirituality, and LGBTQIA+ issues.

The Guidance Center

Served as primary therapist  of mental health services for clients ages from 4 to 18. Provided individual and family therapy services. Provided case management services to clients by connecting to referrals and resources in the community.

Star View Community Services

Provided therapy, individual rehabilitation, case management, and linked clients to resources in the community. Worked with first time offender juveniles in collaboration with the probation department. Collaborated with DCFS, LADMH, LAUSD, and LBUSD.

Behavioral Specialist Technician:

Executed behavioral interventions with high-risk youth with various diagnoses (Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Intermittent Explosive Disorder,). Collaborated with Long Beach Unified School District and the client’s care team to increase desired outcomes reflected on IEP plan and therapist’s goals.

Family and Youth Outreach Counselor – Boys and Girls Club

Provided individual and family therapy to children in underserved communities. Facilitated parenting classes in collaboration with Orange County Social Services. Utilized art, play, and person-centered interventions to assess and address crisis, trauma, and other difficulties while fostering resilience. Worked closely with Orange County Police Department with referrals and resources to youth on probation.

Humanidad Therapy and Education Services

Provided informal counseling during school hours as a means for students to communicate with an adult (i.e. vent). Helped reduce stressors brought on by a culturally diverse and heavily gang recruited area.


Sonoma State University B.A. in Psychology 2016

Cal State University Dominguez Hills M.S. In Marital Family Therapy 2019

Licenses & Professionals Affiliations:

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist# 133144 (California Board of Behavioral Sciences)
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT)

“If you own this story you get to write the ending.” ― Brené Brown

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