Amanda Olson

Amanda Olson - canvas health

School-based Therapist

Professional Philosophy

The first step into therapy is a courageous one. I see my role as walking alongside individuals and families to understand and untangle the path that brought them here. My approach is person-centered and non-judgmental. I believe that change and healing are possible, and supporting people with empowerment and recognizing their own internal strengths is the best part of my job.

Ages Served

Adolescents; Young Adults

Specialty Areas

I believe in an integrated approach to healing and enjoy working with schools and systems to help support each individual. My approach is trauma-informed, collaborative, culturally sensitive, and honoring of each person’s lived experiences. I utilize CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, narrative, mindfulness, and relational approaches.


Hastings School District

Professional Experience

15+ years of providing mental health services to children, families, and adults. Previous work experiences with in-home crisis intervention & short-term solution-oriented therapy, elementary day treatment, and individual therapy with adults.


Master of Social Work – St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas
Training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Beginning EMDR Therapy training fall 2020

License and Credentials

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work