Amanda  Rauf

Amanda Rauf


Licensed Clinical Psychologist, LCP Clinical Psychologist, PsyD
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Newton Centre Accepting In-person
Updated February 1, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Child mental health
  • Family issues
  • Parenting
  • Weight loss & management

Professional statement

Dr. Amanda Rauf is a clinical psychologist in Newton, Massachusetts. She specializes in child and family therapy. Dr. Rauf has many years of clinical experience working with children and parents from culturally-diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools, and within the community. Among her areas of expertise are early childhood and behavioral difficulties, pediatric weight management, parent training, anxiety, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Dr. Rauf’s practice, is a full-time private practice offering psychological therapy for children and parents in the Newton area. She offers both in-person and virtual sessions. Here she utilizes both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Play Therapy.

Dr. Rauf's therapeutic style is interactive and engaging. She provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address childhood and parenting challenges. With compassion and understanding, she works collaboratively with each child/parent to help them build on their strengths to overcome their current challenges.

Prior to her transition to full-time private practice, Dr. Rauf was the lead Psychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Optimal Weight for Life Program and a clinical instructor at the Harvard Medical School.

Message to clients

I provide therapy to both children and parents; however, I am currently only accepting adult clients for parent support/training.

Ever feel like as a parent you are unsure how to handle certain situations? Unsure if your child’s behavior is typical childhood/teenage issues or something more concerning? What about when your child struggles with anxiety, depression, or ADHD? Are you confused on how/when to push them or determining the difference between their mental health challenge or typical childhood challenges?

I provide supportive counseling to parents struggling with parenting their children. The focus is on understanding your child’s behaviors, helping to determine if different parenting approaches are necessary and deciphering between typical childhood behaviors and concerning mental health challenges. I look to provide a space for parents to talk about the challenges of parenting even if your child does not have a major mental health challenge. The goal of treatment is to feel more confident in your parenting style/approach and knowing when to push your child, when to let things go and when to use different strategies.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Weight loss & management - Healthy approaches to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight; promoting positive body image


  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Amanda Rauf is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Initial session: $350 (60min)

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
  • Check
  • 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
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm to 9pm
  • Tue 9am to 5pm
  • Wed 9am to 5pm
  • Thu 9am to 5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Newton Centre practice
1280 Centre St, Suite #210C, Newton, Massachusetts 02459
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm to 9pm
  • Tue 9am to 5pm
  • Wed 9am to 5pm
  • Thu 9am to 5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Private Practice, Owner- Therapist, 2018 - Present
Boston Children's Hospital- Optimal Wellness for Life Program, Lead Psychologist, 2016 - 2022
Copernican Clinical Services- Group Private Practice, Staff Psychologist, 2016 - 2018
Fay J Lindner Center- Advantage Care Health Center, Glen Head NY, Staff Psychologist, 2014 - 2016
Community Child Guidance Center- Manchester, CT, Staff Psychologist, 2012 - 2014

William James College- Formerly known as Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, PsyD, 2011
Boston Univeristy, MA of Psychology, 2002
Mount Saint Mary College- Newburgh, NY, BA of Psychology, 2001


Massachusetts: 10338