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.