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Dr. Amanda Eckhardt is Restore NYC’s Director of Programs and is passionate about the integration of innovative research and trauma-informed practice. Amanda’s prior experience in the anti-trafficking field includes consulting projects with non-profits in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Amanda is also an adjunct faculty member in Lehigh University’s College of Education teaching internship courses for international counselors and courses on trauma counseling. She has worked on research teams at the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, and Harvard Medical School. Amanda is a licensed psychologist and holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University. Amanda and her husband are avid foodies and nature-lovers; they enjoy making caramel and mocha lattes and spending quality time with family and friends.