Pettigru Counseling Associates

Amanda Hood, MSW, LISW-CP

Amanda Hood is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who works with children, adolescents, adults, and families.  She has experience with behavior problems, adjustment issues, adoptions, school difficulties, family communication problems, and parenting concerns.  Ms. Hood has also treated children, adolescents, and families dealing with abuse, neglect, and trauma.  She is equally comfortable with individual, family, and group treatment. Ms. Hood emphasizes personal strengths in her approach to addressing client concerns.  Ms. Hood utilizes a general cognitive-behavioral theoretical orientation, but also adopts other treatment modalities as appropriate.  

Ms. Hood has served as a liaison working with families involved with the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Social Services, Family Court, and school systems.  Ms. Hood has worked for the National Health Service Corps, a federal program designed to provide treatment to teenagers and their families living in areas where there is a critical need for mental health providers.  She has also worked in public mental health settings, providing therapy to children and adolescents and coordinating services with schools and other agencies.

Ms. Hood holds a BA degree in Sociology from Coastal Carolina University and an MSW from the University of South Carolina.