Amanda Gibson is a licensed clinical social worker, consultant, and speaker with 15 years of experience. She treats adults and families in the areas of child welfare, domestic violence, trauma, chronic health, and mental health and wellness. She the Founder and CEO of Counseling Col:lab in Sacramento California. CounselingCol:lab provides a collaborative space where therapists of all different backgrounds come together to serve the Sacramento area.
While earning her master’s in social work at USC, Amanda served as the program director at Good Shepherd Shelter in Los Angeles from 2003-2006. In January of 2014, she returned to serve at the Shelter as the Director of Clinical Programs and Operations after working in Sacramento in mental health and community health. She was invited to join the faculty of USC School of Social Work as an Associate Clinical Professor in the online Master of Social Work program. In 2015, she was promoted to Executive Director at Good Shepherd Shelter where she integrated Trauma Informed Care as a philosophy and treatment model.
In addition to her extensive clinical skills, Amanda has always integrated self-care into each agency she has been a part of and as a result has led very successful teams who provide high quality, efficient services, with low rates of burn out and staff turnover.