Amanda Gilchrist

Licensed Professional Counselor (SC)

235 Pendleton St NW Aiken County, SC 29801 US

About Me

I am the Founder and Owner of Designed By Purpose Counseling and Consulting. I believe everyone should have the necessary tools to be the best version of themselves in every facet of life, whether personal life, family life, or career.

I specialize in assisting clients in being the best version of themselves, whether its for personal growth, relationships or career development. Through counseling I can help individuals find purpose, peace of mind and healing from their feelings of depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. I assist couples with creating a deeper level of intimacy through effective communication and identification of shared values. My goal is to help you reach your identified goals. I am here to help those who already recognize that there is room for growth, even if you’re not quite sure where to start.

*Weekday evenings and Saturday sessions are available now! E-counseling session also available via thera-link for those that have a hard time making it to the office.



My specialties include: Anxiety, Stress Management, Sexual Trauma, Addictions Group therapy, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children, Motivational Enhancement, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Primary/Behavioral Healthcare Integration. I use a client-centered approach which allows the clients needs to inform the treatment plan and provides a road map for therapy. Therapeutic wants/needs will be met according to individuals' identified goals. BUSY? I offer evening appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays and online telehealth sessions.


M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Project BEST Rostered in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy


  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Relationships
  • Trauma and Abuse

Services Offered

Session Type / Duration

  • Crisis management / 30 Minutes
  • Family therapy / 50 Minutes
  • Individual psychotherapy / 55 Minutes