Dr. Amanda MalakPsychologist, Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
Using individualized mental health care, I support you as the unique being the universe made you to be.
Just like any other group, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community faces mental health issues and unique challenges. However, LGBTQ individuals are almost 3 times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety. Additionally, more than half of individuals who identify as transgender experience depression or anxiety. The LGBTQ community is also at a higher risk for suicide. Young people are even more at risk, as they may experience a lack of support at home and fear, hatred or prejudice in school. If you are a member of the LGBTQ community and are facing mental health challenges, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s LGBTQ experts and get help today.
Being human is often tough. Sometimes we lose our way and can feel stuck and overwhelmed. Sometimes we would like to change parts of our lives or ourselves but don’t know how. Therapy can be an empowering way to promote healing, growth, and wellness. Often, we initially seek treatment to address a specific concern and then begin to uncover other areas of our lives in which we want to make meaningful change. My goal is for this process to feel supportive, affirming, and appropriately challenging.
While I am open to working with clients from all populations, my ideal client is one who is open to and ready for change, realizing the current situation isn’t working. I have over 20 years of experience working with families and youth working for non-profit social welfare agencies.
My practice accepts adult clients beginning at age 20 years old. I specialize in areas of depression, anxiety, relationships, LGBTQ, grief and bereavement, divorce, perinatal mood/anxiety disorders, parenting, and life adjustments.