Meet Amanda Warr
She is one of the compassionate, dedicated clinical therapists who support our clients and their families at Trafalgar.
This week, we would like to feature her faves.
Is there any particular show you like to watch, Amanda?
This is Us and A Million Little Pieces.
In general, both shows highlight that we are all human and life happens. But it is what you do with and how you manage your life experiences that will determine your quality of life.
I also love how they showcase various mental health struggles and healthy ways to cope with this.
Do you have any favourite food?
I don’t really have a “favorite” food. I just enjoy a variety of foods from various cultures.
I have a love hate relationship with cooking, I really enjoy doing it when it doesn’t feel like a chore. I like trying different types of food and interesting recipes.
If I was to go to a restaurant it would likely be a pub that has a variety so I can choose to have a taste of a few different things.
Amanda, how is your music taste?
Mary J. Blige is my all-time favourite singer. I remember when I first heard her on the radio when I was like 10. She is just so soulful and extremely talented.
Do you have a spirit animal?
Yes, I do. A lion. I feel I am strong and confident while able to be gracious and gentle.
However, I can also say that dogs are my favourite animals. They are sweet and full of energy, therefore are good companions if you just need love or want to snuggle.
What do you read nowadays?
I like to reading books regarding different clinical modalities and also fantasy book series.
What is your next “to do” in your bucket list?
I don’t really have a bucket list per se, I really just appreciate slowing down and spending time with family because time goes by entirely too fast.
What made you work in the addiction treatment industry? What is your motivation?
Honestly, it was kind of an accident. I think the job found me and I truly believe everything happens for a reason. My background is corrections so naturally I dealt with many clients who were struggling with mental health and addictions. I was offered to work with Trafalgar 3 years ago and have enjoyed this work ever since. I believe my career path chose me.
The comradery I have with my teammates makes it easy to come to work.
What is the best thing you like in Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres?
Working with my clients. Even if it is just a small shift in their understanding of self, it is a huge step toward healing and their journey, and I am glad to be a part of that. Also, the comradery I have with my teammates makes it easy to come to work.
We know that a treatment provider is only as good as its clinical team. Amanda Warr is one of these highly trained and experienced team members.