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Amanda Carver, LMFT


  • Couples Communication & Connection
  • Dating & Pre-marital Concerns
  • Marital Transition to Parenthood & Empty Nest
  • Healing from Break Ups & Divorce
  • Difficult Decisions & Life Transitions
  • Codependence & Attachment Trauma
  • LGBTQIA+ Identity & Relationships
  • Hormone-Related Women's Issues / PMDD
  • Improved Coping and Groundedness

Amanda Carver is the Founder and Director of HeartLink Counseling. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years. She received her Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Family Institute at Northwestern University, where she also received advanced training through The Family Institute’s Post-Graduate Clinical Fellowship.

Amanda enjoys a focused private practice treating individuals struggling with emotional and relational distress. Amanda tailors her work to suit the needs of each client through an integrative approach that draws on her extensive training in attachment, the body’s nervous system, and how to access both vulnerability and boundaries to enhance one's life. She is fully certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT) and also has advanced training using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Amanda experiences being a therapist as a true calling, combining years of rigorous study with an innate intuition in guiding others on their paths of healing and connection. She knows first hand the internal questioning and relational distress that can propel us forward into courageous human journeys. Her passion is helping people love and feel loved.

Amanda strives to be sensitive to and affirming of diverse experiences of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, religion, and social class.


  • Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, The Family Institute at Northwestern University
  • Post Graduate Clinical Fellowship, The Family Institute at Northwestern University
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Georgia Composite Board, No. MFT001216
  • ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist (EFCT)
  • Comprehensively Trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Clinical Member, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
  • Founding Board Member and Founding Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Atlanta’s Center for EFT
  • Verified by Psychology Today

You may contact Amanda directly at or 404-960-7484