Hi and Welcome,
I am Amanda Newman, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego, California since 1993.
Psychotherapy is a calling for me. I am here to support you on your sacred path of healing and growth. My therapy is strength and evidence-based, focusing on your goals and supporting you feeling empowered on your healing journey.
I graduated UCLA with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, then traveled abroad studying several forms of mindfulness. I experienced the aliveness and relaxation that comes from shifting attention away from thoughts about self and the world, and focusing on the reality of this Present Moment, which is all that ever exists. When the past happened, it was a Present Moment. When the future happens, it will be a Present Moment. Understanding this was life-changing and liberating. But how to successfully unglue my mind's focus from past hurts and future worries?
I returned to America, obtained a Master's in Counseling Psychology and studied several types of psychotherapy. I also entered psychotherapy as a client, because I knew that I can only help others with their issues if I don't have issues getting in the way. I engaged in several different types of psychotherapy. The absolute life-changer for me was EMDR! (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) I now know what amazing personal transformation is possible with EMDR and am eager to share it with others. I continue training in advanced techniques of EMDR and other evidence-based therapies, happy to be a life-long student of life and therapy!
I am here to support you on your healing journey.
You are not alone.