Amanda  Ream
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Amanda Ream

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Master of Education, MEd
Colorado Accepting Online
Updated September 27, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Sex therapy & Sexual health
  • Chronic illness
  • Relationships
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

I am passionate about working with people who are interested in exploring life’s questions, experiences, and paradoxes, who desire to examine and release feelings of shame while cultivating more vulnerability, compassion, and embodiment.

My approach to working with clients is rooted in a strengths-based, trauma-informed, intersectional, sex-positive, and client-centered perspective- always considering the person’s experience in the context of the greater world we live in. I take an engaging, collaborative, non-judgmental, and curious approach to therapy, weaving in moments of humor, mindfulness, and reflection. I have a deep respect for the process of therapy and the clients who trust in me their most personal stories, fears, and hopes. I believe in the inherent resiliency and wisdom of each client and will work with you to increase your sense of empowerment and personhood.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Amanda Ream is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $165 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $165
  • Couples sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Individual Sessions: $265 (80min)
  • Couples Sessions: $295 (80min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Licensure

Colorado: CSW.09925259


Languages

English