Amy  Mitchell

Amy Mitchell

Psychologist, PsyD

Not accepting new clients at 234 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA (updated September 22, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Family issues
  • ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Existential challenges / crises

Professional statement

Dr. Amy Mitchell is a psychologist at Kendall Psychological Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts who works with adults, young adults and older adolescents. Her areas of interest include: relationship problems, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ identity issues, grief, and family issues. Dr. Mitchell most often works in a solution-focused manner while drawing from interpersonal therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and emotion-focused work. She also incorporates stress-reduction and mindfulness techniques to provide clients with tools to implement in their everyday lives.

Dr. Mitchell graduated from Loyola University and received her doctorate from Widener University. She has worked at the counseling centers of both Swarthmore and Skidmore colleges.


Message to clients

I believe it is very important to develop a therapy relationship that feels like a good fit. I provide an empathic and nonjudgmental space for people to talk openly and genuinely about their feelings and concerns at their own pace. My approach to therapy is flexible and collaborative as I work with clients to develop a greater understanding of themselves, their relationships, and the patterns in their life that are contributing to their dissatisfaction or distress. People often seek therapy because they feel their regular coping skills are no longer working. I think it is important to provide people with tools to improve self-care, decrease stress, and feel more in control as they work toward the positive changes they would like to see in their lives. I am experienced in working with difficulties related to college and graduate-student life, life transitions, peer and family relationships, grief, and eating issues.


Specialties

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Family issues - Includes helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children; helping young adults navigate family issues

ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) - Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges

Cultural adjustment - Transitioning from another country, state, or city; adjusting as an international student or out-of-state student

Existential challenges / crises - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations


General expertise




Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing session fee: $160
  • Group sessions: $45

Therapist's note

For clients with BCBS: Clients with Blue Cross Blue Shield plans are responsible only for co-pays and deductibles. Payment is due at the time of your meeting.

For clients with insurance other than BCBS: Our services may still be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee-benefit plan. Most PPO and POS plans have "out-of-network" benefits that will cover some percentage of the cost. If you have an HMO from a company other than BCBS, most likely your insurance will not cover our services and you would need to pay directly.


Location(s)

Address

234 Broadway

Suite 2

Cambridge, MA 02139

Hours
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Work and Education

Kendall Psychological Associates, Staff Psychologist, 2012- Present

Skidmore College, Staff Psychologist, 2009-2012

Widener University, PsyD, 2009

Loyola University Maryland, BA, Psychology, 2004


Languages

  • English
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