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Amy Beck(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PhD
Anxiety -Chronic illness- Depression-Physical wellness-Weight loss & management-

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Professional statement

My approach to treatment is to compassionately keep it real. In this work, you and I are equal partners. You are the expert in your life and experiences, and I am the expert in the science of change. I specialize in health psychology, and have over 20 years of experience in safe, respectful, and healthy weight management. And because mind and body are one, I also address general issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, and challenges with attention. I use evidence-based approaches such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and elements of dialectical behavioral therapy. As a trained yoga teacher, I can also integrate elements of breathing and postures, if that is of interest to you.

I have lived all over the country pursuing my education. Originally from Kentucky, I received my undergraduate degree in the state from Centre College, before moving to Southern California to earn my PhD from Loma Linda University. My nationally accredited internship was in a dual residential treatment program and school district setting in Pennsylvania. My fellowship was at a pediatric rehabilitation hospital that is affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine. I am currently living in Missouri, where I previously served for 13 years in academic medicine at a children’s hospital, where I became the first Black female in its century-plus history to become a Full Professor. I have a longstanding priority and investment in advocacy for health equity, particularly for both persons of color and individuals living in larger bodies. I have won several national awards for my skills and passion.

Message to clients

Are you winning at your career, but miserable doing so? Is the stress impacting your weight, body, and health? Have you been wondering if any of it is worth it? If so, I got you. I am grateful for the opportunity with The Black Girl Doctor to serve you and help you live your healthiest and happiest life. You deserve to be heard and cared for by someone who gets it.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

The Black Girl Doctor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Children's Mercy Kansas City, Pediatric Psychologist

Loma Linda University, PhD, 2009


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

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Physical wellness - Improving the quality of one's life through exploring and expanding healthy and balanced eating, sleeping, and exercise routines; strengthening self-care and stress management skills

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Amy Beck is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$250 (50min)