Amanda Ream is a psychotherapist based in Denver, Colorado who works with adult individuals and relationships. She supports clients who are struggling with anxiety, mood-related and attentional issues, their interpersonal relationships, trauma, existential crises, neurodivergence (Highly-Sensitive People, AD(H)D, Autism-Spectrum), chronic illnesses, and sexuality-related concerns (identity, gender, orientation, desire, kink/BDSM, sexual trauma, polyamory/ethical non-monogamy, sexual dysfunctions, incompatibilities).
Practicing from primarily a psychodynamic and attachment-based orientation, Amanda approaches therapy with an appreciation of the effects our past and present relationships can have on our ability to feel validated, autonomous, and safe. Whether the client is dealing with an already diagnosed autoimmune disorder, Lyme disease, chronic pain, an ongoing mental health issue, or has yet to discover the origins of their current state of health, Amanda incorporates an integrative lens that draws from her training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Functional Medicine.
Throughout this process, Amanda intentionally helps clients draw a line between the mind, body, and spirit. By creating a warm, inquisitive, and relatable atmosphere, clients are able to work towards greater self-acceptance, love, and connection. Like life, therapy is not a linear process, so Amanda expects that sometimes sessions will feel insightful and calming, while other times activating and challenging. In helping clients come to a deeper resonance with their feelings, thoughts, and actions, they can expect to increase their ability to sit with uncertain and complicated moments.
Amanda earned a dual-Masters in Social Work and Human Sexuality Education from Widener University. In addition to her graduate training in mental and sexual health, Amanda has also completed training as a Postpartum Doula and Functional Medicine Health Coach. Her diverse educational, professional, and personal healing experiences have helped bolster her understanding of the need for care that is person-centered, transparent, respectful, and acknowledging of the systemic challenges that affect our lived experience.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder); attuning to the nervous system
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure; highlighting the benefits of neurodivergence
Sex therapy & Sexual health - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill-building around topics such as desire, orgasm, consent, shame; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life; navigating relationship, family, cultural, and identity challenges; coping with a history of abuse and oppression
Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress; advocating for yourself as a patient; focusing on self-care and cultivating a support network
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
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Years of Experience: 10 years
Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2015 - Present
Penn Behavioral Health , Lead Clinical Specialist, 2012 - 2016
Sexual Health Scholars Program, Facilitator, 2011 - 2012
UPenn CAPS, Psychotherapist, 2010 - 2011
Widener Univ. Multicultural, Coordinator, 2009 - 2011
ECS Adult Literacy & ESL, Program Coordinator, 2009 - 2010
Institute for Functional Medicine, Functional Medicine Health Coach, 2020
Birth Arts International, Postpartum Doula, 2016
Penn Program for Mindfulness, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, 2014
Widener University, Master of Social Work, 2011
Widener University, Master of Human Sexuality Education, 2011
Temple University, Bachelor of Science, 2007