Meet Dr. Amanda Mead
Discover your depth, experience your present, and write your next chapter
Whether you feel like the black sheep of your family, you’re looking for joy after loss, determined to have generational patterns stop with you, or just find yourself, there is space here for you.
I’ll meet you where you are for who and how you are. I’m ready to dive deep, swim far, and make the journey with you, however long or short that might be. Let’s help you name the unnameable, unpack your experiences, and help you show up as your best self in the present and in your next chapters of life.
"Profound and Utterly Heartwarming"
These are the words clients have used to describe me and my approach as a psychologist. Just like life is complex and layered, so is my approach to helping you find your best self and best life. Many come to me after having worked with many other clinicians, looking for someone who can hold all of the different pieces of themselves.
You might even wonder about yourself - "Am I too much?"
I can assure you that you are not. Life is profound, as are you, and I am up to the task of sitting with you in the vastness that is the human experience.
Helping you be seen and heard for who and how you are
In the end, my ultimate goal for my clients is to be able to show up authentically with themselves and others. To accept themselves and all of their messy parts and feelings. To be able to live their lives as their best selves and write their own chapters as the author of their own narratives.
Psychotherapy will not help you erase the pain you’ve experienced or the difficult things you’ve gone through. Rather, it’s about the process of moving through these experiences together, helping you to make meaning, sort through your many thoughts and feelings, and helping you gain the self-compassion, inner resources, sense of self needed to navigate future obstacles. This work is often both challenging and deeply rewarding as you move into a space of living your best life as your most authentic self.
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Experience & Education
Throughout my graduate education and beyond, my training and experience has been strongly informed by attachment research and relational psychodynamic theory. I have been focused on learning and refining how to effectively treat complex trauma and grief from the beginning of my training. Many of these experiences often inform how we see ourselves and how we interact with others. These life experiences may influence how we feel about ourselves or how much of a sense of self we feel we have.
Though I can’t know what it’s like for your brain and body to uniquely experience your life, I do know what it’s like to experience profound loss. To know what it’s like to not feel enough. To know deeply the pain of not feeling seen and heard for who and how you are. To feel like you’re standing still when life continues to move around you. To feel lost and burnt out. I know this and have dedicated my career to helping others move through these experiences. To know that they too aren’t alone in their pain, loss, or feeling. I bring with me all of my training, knowledge, and life experience to the room with you. Not only do I carry my brain into this space with you, but I also bring my heart and my soul. I look forward to discovering with you your authentic self, no longer burdened by the experiences, thoughts, or feelings that might weigh you down.
- Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Antioch University New England
- Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
Antioch University New England
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University of New Hampshire
- New Hampshire Licensed Clinical Psychology, #1490
- Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT), #8847
- Narrative Therapy International Conference – Kigali, Rwanda
- Narrative Therapy: A Study and Practice Group
- Immigration Evaluation Training
- Asylum Medicine Training
- Documentation for Gender Affirming Medical Care
- Neurodivergence-Focused Training (ADHD and Autism)
- The Ethics of Digital Practice (Telehealth)
- The CAMS Care Model
- Healing the Wounds of Racial Stress and Trauma
- Loss and Grief Fundamentals: Developing One’s Approach to the Journey
- Trauma in Testing: Accounting for Trauma and Marginalization in Psychological Evaluations
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I am licensed and/or have the authority to practice teletherapy anywhere in the following locations: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Let’s walk this road together
We are as deep as the ocean, as beautiful as the night sky, and as complex as a novel. We contain multitudes and each one of your unique chapters deserves to be seen, heard, and recognized. Together, we can honor your story and help you write the next chapter, with you as the author.