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Formerly St. Louis Center for Family Development

Amanda Bohnenstiehl, PhD, LPC, CCMHC, ACS

DBT Trainer

• Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education – University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL)
• DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified DBT Clinician
• Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)
• Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)

Areas of Expertise:
• Clinical Supervision and Training
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
• Prolonged Exposure for PTSD
• Motivational Interviewing

Dr. Amanda Bohnenstiehl provides DBT Training, part-time, at Sparlin Mental Health. She also works as a therapist, clinical supervisor for licensure and and adjunct faculty in graduate counseling programs. She has been trained extensively in Dialectical Behavior Therapy beginning in 2010 and is a nationally-certified DBT Clinician by the Linehan Board of Certification.

Amanda originally chose to pursue a career in the field of mental health because she felt drawn to aiding trauma survivors. Prior to joining the team at Sparlin, Amanda worked as a case manager, outpatient therapist and research assistant. She has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in psychology, human services, education and counseling.

In her personal time, Amanda enjoys watching movies, cooking and exercising. Originally from Illinois, Amanda enjoys St. Louis’s diverse, urban living experience. Amanda also has a pet dog named Lando.

Meet Our Team

We are proud to employ the industry's most enthusiastic and compassionate individuals. We are dedicated to providing quality care for our clients, committed to continued training, and are passionate about what we do.