About

Suffering from anxiety can be like falling into quicksand—the more you fight it, the deeper you sink. Do you feel lost in your struggle with anxiety or find it difficult to talk about how you are feeling? Perhaps you tend to take care of others but can’t figure out how to take care of yourself? I believe you have the power within to change your life story and psychotherapy is the tool to help you lift yourself up. Imagine being the author and the main character in your life story, with the ability to create change and move towards a more meaningful life.

Dr. Amanda Mead

Narrative therapists like me use stories as a vehicle for healing, as the way we all experience life is largely defined by our own internal narrative. Sometimes, other people or negative events can write chapters in our life’s story. My goal is, through open and trusting dialogue, to help you reauthor your story, take control of your narrative, and heal.

I know personally how vulnerable it can be to look for help. That’s why I bring optimism, hope, perseverance, and compassion to my clinical work and will walk alongside you in your journey to greater insight, self-awareness, and growth. When you are ready, reach out and see if we would be a good fit to work together!

About Amanda Mead, Psy.D.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist and graduated with my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England.

I have worked in a variety of clinical placements: private practice, community mental health, Department of Veterans Affairs; many of these operated within an integrated care model. Most recently, I worked for LifeStance Health in Nashua, New Hampshire where I provided adult psychotherapy for clients all across New Hampshire. I completed my post-doctoral fellowship at Comprehensive Counseling Connections in Bow, New Hampshire, where I provided psychotherapy (both for individuals and couples) as well as psychological assessment services to clients across the lifespan. Prior, I completed my doctoral internship through the Southern Arizona Psychology Internship Consortium, both at La Frontera Center and at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, where I provided individual and group psychotherapy and psychological assessment to adults, adolescents, and children.

Prior to my doctoral internship, I completed several practica in the New England area. I provided psychotherapy at Pastoral Counseling Services in Manchester, New Hampshire for many clients struggling with mood disorders, identity development, poverty, and marital distress. I provided individual and group psychotherapy to veterans suffering readjustment challenges, grief and trauma issues, relationship and family challenges, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at the Lowell Vet Center in Lowell, Massachusetts. Many of my clients have been from underserved populations, have been dually diagnosed and/or struggled with multiple mental health challenges, and many have struggled with exposure to significant stressors or traumatic experiences. Attachment/Developmental trauma treatment has been a major focus in my clinical experience.

Clinical Specialties

Some clients come to therapy with urgent issues, such as a stressful transition, loss, unpredicted trauma, or sudden symptoms of depression or anxiety. Others come seeking understanding of their emotions, relationships and/or experiences. Psychotherapy can help you address these challenges, learn insight, self-awareness, coping, and self-soothing techniques.

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Trauma
  • Bariatric Assessment
  • Grief
  • Identity Development
  • Life Transitions
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Testing and Evaluation
 

Treatment Approachments

My approach to psychotherapy is relationship-based, attachment focused, compassionate, humanistic, and integrative. Research shows the most powerful aspect of the healing process is the relationship that develops between you and your therapist. My goal is for us to address your challenges through open and trusting dialogue.

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused