Providing therapy for Evanston adults.
“I believe that meaningful change in therapy begins with the development of a strong and supportive therapeutic relationship. Additionally, in any healthy relationship, the development of trust and safety is often a collaborative experience that takes time. My goal is to ease this process and help to create a safe space where you can feel seen and heard as you begin to address your concerns. Within therapy, I show up authentically with my clients in which I balance compassion, empathy, and humor with direct feedback and support as we work towards your goals.
“In therapy, we will explore how any distressing emotions, thoughts, urges, or life events contribute to your experience in the world today while also considering systemic and relational factors. Pulling from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness, and trauma-informed practices, I work with my clients to help strengthen the mind-body connection and support skill development when helpful as you work towards connecting to the things you treasure most in your life.”
Trauma, substance use, anxiety, depression, complex trauma, adverse life experiences, Bipolar Disorder, relationship difficulties, life transitions, undergraduate and graduate school student mental health, and shame
Dr. Amanda (Snell) Stagg (she/her/hers) was awarded her Master of the Arts in Clinical Psychology (M.A.) in 2014 and her Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in 2017 from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has been a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois since 2019. She completed her predoctoral internship at Indiana University Counseling and Psychological Services where she provided individual and group therapy for undergraduate and graduate students. On her internship, she also focused on treating trauma and adverse life experiences through her role as a counselor for the Sexual Assault Crisis Service. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Eating Recovery Center/Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center (formerly Insight Behavioral Health Centers) where she provided individual, group, and family therapy in the Mood, Anxiety, and Trauma-Related program within the Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient levels of care.
Dr. Stagg has additional experience working in college counseling, private practice, and all levels of substance-related treatment. She previously worked as a consulting psychologist at Haymarket Center, a not-for-profit organization that provides substance use treatment, where she coordinated practicum training for doctoral-level students, as well as provided individual and group therapy for adults.
She is a member of PSYPACT and therefore can work with telehealth therapy clients who live in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.
Dr. Stagg sees clients on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Insurance: Accepts self-pay, Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO, Aetna PPO, PSYPACT member for telehealth