personal photo by psychologist Dr. Amanda Moates, Hawaii, 2013.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in individual and couples therapy. My expertise is in helping patients through a variety of difficulties including depression, anxiety and panic, personality disorders, transitions, grief, and loss. I also specialize in relationships and couples counseling and have trained closely with Dr. Stan Tatkin in his Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT). I help couples understand their attachment styles and how experiences in early relationships impact their sense of safety and security with their partner. PACT teaches couples to communicate and interact more effectively to create a sense of shared safety, and partners learn to take care of each other in new and meaningful ways.

If you’re interested in learning more about individual or couples therapy or speaking about working together, please call or email me.