Hi, I’m Amanda Mead aka Amandine. I’m a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an experienced Fashion Model who works with adults who have experienced tough stuff in their childhood. My goal is to help you stop feeling overwhelmed and depressed and start encouraging you to see healing and transformation.

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Dr. Amanda Mead

My Journey To Becoming A Psychologist

I’m no different from the clients I see. Like everyone else, I’m human. I’ve been been through both wonderful and difficult experiences that have shaped who I am and how I help.

Throughout my life, I have known and struggled with what it is like to have your feelings and opinions not heard. I know what its like to feel like you’re both too much and not enough. I know deeply what it is like to have challenging experiences from childhood that show up into adulthood. Perfectionism, caretaking tendencies, and putting others first are just a few ongoing challenges that I personally know very well.

My life experiences are what lead me to become the Psychologist I am today.

Helping People Gives My Life Meaning

Being a Psychologist is an honor. I love helping people become healthier and more empowered and watching them transform their lives. The most rewarding thing about being a Psychologist is inspiring others to be all they can be.

I am committed to encouraging you to see healing and transformation.

I Have Empathy For Others And Bring Warmth And Understanding To Sessions

I have a natural ability to:

  • Uncover what’s under the surface
  • Inspire hope for getting better
  • Accept people for who they are and in their current life circumstances
  • Help clients heal their past and manage the present

People who know me often say that I am a good listener who can sit with people at their worst and hear them when they are in that space.

Our Sessions Are Focused On You

Sessions will provide you with the space to be understood and heard. In feeling safe and comfortable, you’ll be able to gain clarity and be understood and heard.

It’s important to me to provide a non-judgemental space where you can be yourself and create safety within session. There isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to Therapy. Our sessions will fit your specific needs and concerns.

As A Psychologist, I Embrace The Following Philosophies

  • I believe that you are worthy of love and care
  • I believe that emotions heal when they are witnessed and validated
  • I believe that you are strong enough to be present with what you may be going through
  • I believe that sometimes small steps in the right direction end up being the biggest steps in the end
  • I believe that Dr. Brene Brown was right when she said, “Owning your story is the bravest thing you’ll ever do”

Where I Practice

We are licensed to practice teletherapy anywhere in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

My Professional Background

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.

I have provided psychotherapy (both for individuals and couples) as well as psychological assessment services to clients across the lifespan. Attachment/Developmental trauma treatment has been a major focus in my clinical experience.

Let’s Discover How I Can Help

Start rising above what you are going through. Fill out the contact form below, where we can get in touch and you can share what’s going on for you and we can explore how I can help.

If you would prefer to reach out by email, you can get in touch today at info@polaris-psychology.com. I’m here for you.