As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (AZ #5464 and PSYPACT#11395) with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), I provide individual, group, family, and couples therapy. I also complete psychological assessments to diagnose autism, bipolar disorders, etc. Therapeutically, I am attuned to supporting multicultural couples, faith transitions, and sexual trauma with a sprinkle of mysticism using evidence-based, multimodal techniques like cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), family systems, somatic experiencing (SE), etc. Coordinating care with others, such as prescribers and family members when necessary, ensures the most adequate, research-informed care possible. While research is important, your uniqueness is not always expressed in research. Hence, I blend modalities to suit your needs. For a full professional background, visit linkedin.com/in/amandamalak.
I believe people can build the lives they want to live by aligning themselves with their values, which may shift with the various seasons of life. Born and raised by conservative, Coptic Egyptian immigrants in the United States, I connect to my faith and ethnicity due to the connection with my ancestors and community. Nevertheless, I also experienced pain from its teachings and community actions. Many of my LGBTQ+ and other faith/non-faith cousins have had similar experiences. Personally, I continue to reconcile my faith as I shift and grow, and I enjoy supporting patients on their journey. I have worked with extremely conservative patients, although I personally lean liberal, and I feel at home with my patients who value diversity, equity, inclusion, and the ecological wellbeing of the planet. I do believe we all have more in common than our political atmosphere makes it seem, and connecting to those who are the least like me can impact incremental systemic change.