Amanda Armbruster, Founder

Amanda attended the University of Texas at Austin. While at UT, Amanda majored in American Studies with a Minor in Spanish. She is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. After college Amanda planned to attend graduate school, so as she prepared for the GRE exam, she decided to take a job teaching preschool at St. Luke’s Day School. She absolutely fell in love with child development.

Amanda earned a Master’s of Education in Counseling from the University of Houston. While in graduate school, Amanda took an internship with an incredible Child Psychologist, Dr. Michelle Forrester. Amanda completed her post-graduate internship at Dr. Forrester’s office as well. Now, Amanda continues her work there part-time doing individual and group therapy, parent training, and school consultations as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Amanda has always wanted to help children through tough times. She believes that childhood is precious and should be the happiest time of a person’s life. Childhood is also an important time for social and emotional development. These days, more and more stressors are impacting our children. So, as a new mom, Amanda wants to use her experience as a children’s therapist to help caregivers become the most confident they can be and provide a strong foundation for children. Amanda wants to bring her knowledge and expertise in child development from the clinical world to the average household and classroom.

What is Take a Break Tots? 

A place for parents and caregivers to find information, tips, and strategies for promoting positive emotional development in children. Amanda wants to bring the information she has gathered from the clinical world and bring it to all parents and caregivers. Caring for young children is hard work and Take a Break Tots hopes to help you become the most confident caregiver you can be.

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