Amanda Lai Wai Kuen, LPC, ICDVP

Amanda yearns to understand your worldview and your meaning in life. Through the counseling experience, she hopes you can see yourself as an individual that is worthy of love, respect, and care.


Amanda is an advocate of integrating counseling and spirituality. She can adopt a faith-based and spiritually sensitive clinical approach to treatment. In the therapeutic relationship, she yearns to understand clients’ worldviews and their meaning of life. She wants to understand the experiences clients have gone through as well as learn about their strengths and preferences. Listening to the client’s story BEHIND the story is a meaningful experience for Amanda. She hopes that through the therapeutic alliance, the client can see herself or himself as an individual that is worthy of love, respect, and care.


In counseling, Amanda aims to create a safe space where clients can share their stories in a confidential manner. She wants clients to know that they are heard and safe. There is no room for judgment or shame. Additionally, she is an empath and therefore feels things on a deeper level. She is detail-oriented and is gifted in being analytical with compassion. A hope of hers is for clients to feel understood and respected no matter the situation they are in. She would like clients to be willing to share their expectations and goals for counseling in sessions as they place their trust in her and the process of change.

Work-Life Balance

Apart from counseling, Amanda spends plenty of time with her family and newborn son. Amanda enjoys going for runs with her dog, making cards from scratch, reading books, and doing events photography. Additionally, eating good food is a joy to her and is an activity she likes to do with family and friends. She loves singing and making music with her spouse and youth group. She is highly involved in church and spends time discipling teenage girls weekly. Furthermore, she attends continuing education classes on a monthly basis to keep up-to-date with current research, grow professionally and personally, provide quality care to clients, and maintain her certifications.


2500 W. Higgins Rd., Ste 505 Hoffman Estates IL 60169