Dr. Sara Petska
Dr. Sara Petska grew up in Grand Island, Nebraska, and studied Chemistry at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She attended optometry school at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee where she graduated summa cum laude. As a student, Dr. Petska served as president of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and was awarded honors for her clinical and academic achievements.
Dr. Petska’s clinical training included an internship at The Eye Center in Memphis, Tennessee focusing on the treatment and management of ocular diseases, specialty contact lens fitting, and pediatric eye care. She completed additional internships at Vision Source Eyecare in Kansas City, Missouri, and Moyes Eye Center in Independence, Missouri. Her extensive training in Kansas City was tailored toward diagnosing, treating, and managing various diseases of the eye including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, disorders of the cornea, and ocular trauma
Dr. Petska is a member of the Nebraska Optometric Association (NOA), Kansas Optometric Association (KOA), and the American Optometric Association (AOA). She is currently a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and enjoys attending educational lectures and symposiums to stay current on the latest advancements and achievements in her profession.
Providing eye care to under-served communities and individuals is important to Dr. Petska. She has volunteered at multiple medical clinics with Remote Area Medical to administer eye examinations and glasses to those in need. She was also affiliated with the local health clinic to provide diabetic screenings and eye health exams for uninsured individuals in her former community. She is currently a provider for InfantSee and See 2 Learn. These programs provide free eye exams for all children aged 6-12 months and 3 years old, respectively.
Dr. Petska and her husband, Chris, recently moved to the Omaha area from Kansas City, Missouri. After practicing optometry in a small, rural community outside of Kansas City, Dr. Petska is thrilled that her career is bringing her back to her home state. Dr. Petska enjoys spending time with family and her rescue dog, Sugar. She is an avid card player and enjoys playing board games. During her free time, you will likely find her reading a good mystery novel or working on home renovation projects.
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Amanda is a licensed counselor at Riverside Counseling Center and a school counselor with Loudoun County Public Schools. She enjoys working with children, adults and families seeking help with anxiety and performance challenges at school or work. She is experienced in working with autism, emotional regulation disorders, and depression.
Her academic accomplishments include earning a Master’s of Education Degree from The College of William and Mary – School of Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree from James Madison University. She has written an article on counselor career development that is pending publication in The Professional Counselor journal.
Amanda is a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is also certified as a provider of MANDT Relational and Technical Training, a self-regulation technique which helps with deescalating harmful behaviors. Amanda has additional experience in Suicide Prevention Training.
She is available for after-school hours if needed. Amanda will offer periodic psychoeducational seminars including Parenting Strategies and Mindfulness for Children. She provides counseling for children (starting at age 4), adolescents, and adults.