Providing therapy for Evanston adolescents and adults.
"People face difficult emotions and thoughts in their lives. The journey through these challenging times should not have to be alone. In therapy, I offer support and guidance in how to navigate through life. Together, we explore relevant current, developmental, and environmental factors in order to identify areas where change is and is not possible. Learning to accept what we cannot change will allow us to productively focus on what we can change. We will then work collaboratively to strengthen coping skills and make meaningful life changes. In therapy, I adopt a holistic approach to understand my clients and then employ evidence based practices (such as CBT, DBT, ACT, Mindfulness) to achieve therapy goals."
Trauma, addictions, mood disorders, grief, college/graduate student mental health, chronic/comorbid medical conditions, couples therapy, personality disorders, spirituality/religion (at my client’s discretion) and psychological testing and assessment
Amanda Lorenz, Ph.D., (she/her/hers) has been an Illinois Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 2011 and was previously licensed in Georgia (2005–2012). She received her doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and completed her internship at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). She has provided psychological testing and individual, couples, family, and group therapy with adults, adolescents, and children at counseling centers, in- and out-patient psychiatric hospitals, veteran’s hospitals, private practices, schools, jails, and prisons. More recently, she was the Director of a young adult and adult partial hospitalization program and of a graduate student training clinic. She also has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Gottman’s Couples work.
Amanda sees clients in our Evanston office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.