Providing therapy for Evanston adolescents and 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.
"Always through a multicultural lens, I utilize a relational approach where we will explore how any distressing emotions, thoughts, urges, or life events contribute to your experience in the world today. Pulling from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including psychodynamic, ACT, DBT, and mindfulness-based practices, I work with my clients to help strengthen the mind-body connection and support skill development 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, multicultural concerns, relationship difficulties, life transitions, undergraduate and graduate school student mental health, and shame
Dr. Amanda (Snell) Stagg (she/her/hers pronouns) graduated with 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/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.
Amanda has additional experience working in college counseling, private practice, and all levels of substance-related treatment. When she is not in the office seeing clients, Amanda also works at Haymarket Center where she coordinates practicum training for doctoral-level students, as well as provides individual and group therapy to adults in residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient substance use treatment.
Amanda sees clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.