Amanda Isenberg is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, RI who specializes in working with moms and college students/young adults. Her areas of focus include anxiety, depression, life transitions, loss and grief, parenting, and perinatal mental health. She has extensive experience helping clients through a number of issues that may arise as they navigate a major life transition, like changing majors, graduating college, starting a family.
Amanda utilizes a number of different treatment approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family Systems, and Supportive Therapy. She spends time getting to know her clients before developing an individualized treatment plan that works for them. Her clients leave sessions feeling more empowered and able to better cope with day-to-day challenges. Amanda is always educating herself on the latest treatments to ensure her clients are receiving gold-standard care.
Amanda’s first job was working in the NICU where she frequently witnessed perinatal anxiety and depression. She also worked for five years at the Jacobi Center and Children’s Friends and Family Services where she worked with adults who were navigating adoption or reunification. Outside of her private practice, Amanda teaches at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. She looks forward to meeting you.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Pregnancy & postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Adoption - Works with adult adoptees on the experience of adoption through the life cycle, including issues of identity, loss, relationships, anger, self-esteem and trauma
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for coping with common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, relationship challenges, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, anxiety, and/or depression
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, 1st and 2nd Year Doctoring Faculty and 1st year Doctoring Coach, 2014 - Present
Gateways Masters Program at Brown University, Faculty Advisor, 2017 - Present
Jewish Family Service, Consultant and Board Member, 2008 - Present
"Amanda was straightforward and very nice! "- Zencare client • May 2020