Providing therapy for Evanston young adults and adults
“Over the course of my clinical experiences, I have noticed that although individuals come from vastly different backgrounds, all of them seem to crave a sense of safety—this includes not just physical safety but also permission to freely express their thoughts and be in touch with their emotions. I strive to create this safety through validation, unconditional acceptance, and transparency.
“I believe clients are the experts of themselves and I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to enact the change desired in their lives. Theoretically, I have developed a humanistic and cognitive-behavioral approach to understanding clients and providing treatment. However, interventions used are tailored to each client and derive from numerous different therapeutic frameworks.
“In therapy, I focus on how clients create meaning and are impacted by various events in their lives. I also work with clients to bring awareness to the thoughts and behaviors they unconsciously experience, something we all do from time to time. Throughout therapy, I highlight clients’ strengths and progress, something I believe is very important in achieving change. Because of my own identities, I am also passionate about working with BIPOC individuals as well as first and second generation Americans, especially those of Asian descent.”
College student mental health, anxiety, trauma, mindfulness, stress management, relationship difficulties, life transitions, depression.
Amara Tanweer, M.A., (she/her/hers) is a fourth year graduate student pursuing a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Adler University. She is currently writing her dissertation on Asian Americans disclosing distressing information to loved ones. She is completing her advanced therapy practicum training year at Mindful Psychology Associates and will be seeing clients at MPA until June 2023. Amara is being supervised by Dr. Amanda Stagg (license number 071.010030). She has worked in various mental health settings including college counseling centers, community mental health agencies, and residential treatment centers.
Amara sees clients virtually and in our Evanston office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.
She accepts BCBS PPO, as well as sliding scale services ($50 per session).