Last edited 08/30/2023
Dr. Amanda Berney PsyD
General Office Hours
In Eastern Time
I typically offer a brief, no-cost consultation to determine if we are a good fit. Early sessions are spent discussing your major concerns, setting general goals, and building a relationship. I am more active during early sessions, asking questions that help me get to know you and how you have grown into the person you are. Later sessions dive more into the topics you which to discuss. We will explore behaviors and patterns you may or may not be aware of, develop skills for coping with distressing symptoms, improve communication skills, and enhance your understand of your self and others, thus improving relationships. I also provide psycho-education to clients though my knowledge of human development and psychological theory to encourage sustainable change.
My approach to therapy is relational, dynamic and integrative. I practice relationally, building a relationship of trust, respect, non-judgment, and sincere caring with my clients. My approach is dynamic in that I rely upon developmental principles and the psychodynamic perspective—how the people and circumstances of our early years contribute to who and how we are today—to guide my understanding of what clients share of their lives. My approach is integrative, using interventions from various evidence-based practices to address client’s distressing symptoms and concerns. This means introducing skills and coping strategies for dealing with distressing symptoms, building insight about relational and behavioral patterns, and increasing motivation to pursue lasting change.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Young Adults (18-24)
- California, PsyD, 33212
Carlow University (PA)
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Amanda Berney, PsyD, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Amanda Berney accepting new clients?
No, Amanda Berney is not accepting new clients at this time.
Does Amanda Berney accept insurance?
Yes, Amanda Berney accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna EAP, Humana and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).
Does Amanda Berney offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in California can book Amanda Berney for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Amanda Berney offer online therapy?
Yes, Amanda Berney offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.
How quickly can I see Amanda Berney?
Amanda Berney typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Amanda Berney speak?
Amanda Berney conducts therapy sessions in English.