Amanda Davarn, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC, DP-C


  • First Responder Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Military Transitions
  • Work Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Substance Use Disorders

Type of Therapy

  • EMDR
  • Trauma-focused CBT
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Patient Population

  • Adults (18+)
  • Adolescents (14+)

I believe that people are resilient by nature. However, trauma has the ability to effect how we think, feel, and behave. It can make us lose hope and question our abilities to manage our lives and emotions. I want to help you feel content and find balance in your life and relationships. Therapy can help you learn how to communicate more effectively, process difficult emotions, and live a life consistent with your personal values.

I am a licensed professional counselor who brings a unique perspective as a first responder (EMT) with more than 10 years of health care experience (hospital and EMS).I currently serve as a volunteer on a rural fire department. I have experienced and witnessed first-hand the impacts that trauma can have on survivors, first responders, and families alike. I strive to provide a supportive and trauma-informed environment that promotes process and progress through trauma and associated avoidance patterns.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Health Studies from Michigan State University in 2010 (Go Green) and my Master of Arts in Counseling from Spring Arbor University in 2019. I am certified through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and currently testing to gain my accreditation as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). I am a registered provider with STAR Behavioral Health as a civilian clinician trained to work with military and veteran populations as well as their families. I’m experienced and trained in Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as well as a host of other helpful techniques to assist those I work with in overcoming a variety of symptoms and diagnoses including, but not limited to, PTSD, substance use disorders, anxiety, and depression.