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Meet Your Therapist

Compassion meets experience

Lewis Counseling Practice was born out of a deep commitment to meeting our clients where they are. We provide a comfortable and supportive space where we truly focus on what matters the most… you!

We specialize in helping adults and adolescents overcome challenges associated with trauma, and anxiety and depression. Our 20 years of experience in the mental health field have taught us the value of offering the right treatment at the right time. We rely on evidence-based practices to guide you toward healing.

Some of our specific training includes:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma healing.

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) for client-directed therapy.


Begin your journey of growth and healing with us today!

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Amanda Lewis, MA, NCC, LPC, ALPS

Trust is my guiding principle. As a way to earn your trust, I will listen to you and strive to understand your point of view. You don’t have to manage life alone! When it seems too difficult to move forward, I will help you find clarity and motivation.

It is an honor to walk with you on your healing journey. I am always humbled by my clients’ courage and growth.

My primary methods of self-care involve being outside. I love hiking, biking, and camping with my family. Nature helps me feel grounded and secure.

Amanda earned her BA in Psychology in 2001, and her MA in counseling in 2003. She is certified nationally as a counselor and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of WV.

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Fanica J. Payne, MSW, LICSW

Life is filled with a variety of experiences and challenges, but you don't have to go through them alone. My goal is to foster hope and encouragement, and work with you through your challenges. I provide support as you seize your opportunities to learn and grow.

I offer an open, supportive and warm space where you can feel safe to share your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. I am here to support your social, emotional, and mental well-being. We will work toward building a trusting relationship focused on your success: whatever that means for you.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with loved ones, being physically active. I also love sports.

Fanica earned her B.S. in Health Science: Health Promotion and Wellness in 2010, and her Master of Social Work in 2013. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of WV.


Stephanie Carter, MSW, LGSW

We all experience struggles and challenges at each stage of life. Choosing therapy can be an important step in processing difficult emotions and building positive changes.  


I believe in a foundational relationship of trust, support, and collaboration with clients. We can work together to identify and achieve goals to meet your needs. 


In my spare time, I enjoy reading, doing crafts, and exploring the hills and hollers of West Virgina parks and trails. 


Stephanie earned her Bachelors in Social Work in 2009, and her Master of Social Work in 2020. She is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker in the state of WV.

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