We had the good fortune of connecting with Amanda Lugo and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Amanda, how does your business help the community?
Peak Wellness Counseling has always been invested in helping the community. Our goal is to provide counseling services and holistic healing modalities for improved mental health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, economic and political changes of 2020, many people experienced anxiety and depression for the first time in their lives. Aside from assisting people through the recent world events, we care for a variety of mental health issues. Specializing in the treatment of mood, trauma, and relationship issues, we encourage and guide people to heal and live meaningful happier lives. Our hope is that every person who gains empowerment, with a healthy mindset, will pass that knowledge and love along to others. We desire a peaceful world.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
When I originally began the process of healing, it was personal. I began practicing yoga when I was in high school. I learned about holistic health and read about intentional change through philosophy books. I was on a spiritual quest. When I entered college, I was interested in further self-discovery and opportunities to share what I had learned. Psychology had my heart. As the first in my family to attend college, I had many trials along the way. I gained confidence to persevere and create a satisfying life path to uphold my ideals. After completing a graduate program in Counseling, I worked in several non-profit environments. Those agencies helped me to grow into my professional role. At the same time, I completed certification in yoga to have a well-rounded experience of health. However, I felt compelled to do more for others. Peak Wellness Counseling was the legacy I had in mind. I am fortunate to have a passion in self-development that helps serve others.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I am a foodie and love music. I used to live in downtown Phoenix, and it was a popular area for entertainment. I would recommend The Farish House or Cibo for a romantic, cozy date night. For drinks and socializing, Angel’s Trumpet and Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company are a couple of my favorite chill places. The Van Buren and Crescent Ballroom are wonderful musical venues. I am not certain how concerts operate right now with the COVID-19 regulations. Livestreams have been the route to use this past year. Stay safe, and enjoy the beautiful city of Phoenix.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to recognize my professors, supervisors, family, and friends for their support along the journey leading to the open of Peak Wellness Counseling in 2018. I am grateful to have a loving network of wise souls surrounding me. They have made my life story rich and the practice of wellness a gift.

Website: www.peakwellnessaz.com

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/peakwellnessaz

Twitter: www.twitter.com/peakwellnessaz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/peakwellnessaz

Other: Email: info@peakwellnessaz.com

Image Credits
Lindsay McHenry, Becca Rowley, Leah Boken

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