LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Specialties: Stress, anxiety, depression, life transitions, sleep concerns, adjustment to medical issues, working with new mothers and teaching mindful parenting, postpartum depression/anxiety, couples therapy, grief counseling, and weight management
Treatment Modalities: Mindfulness-based approaches including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness based stress reduction, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy
Dr. Amanda Skowron is a licensed clinical psychologist who is passionate about breaking down the stigma of therapy and helping people understand that seeking therapy is about health and wellness. In addition to working at Mind Body Health, Dr. Skowron works as the Community Director at The Mindfulness Center in Bethesda, MD bringing mindfulness into corporations, schools, and healthcare settings.
Prior to joining Mind Body Health, Dr. Skowron was part of a clinical team at Casey Health Institute (now CHI Health Care), an integrative primary care office in Gaithersburg, MD. Her work at the integrative center helped clients better understand the interplay of one’s physical and mental well-being. Dr. Skowron ran the Mindfulness programming at CHI.
Dr. Skowron had also previously worked as a staff psychologist at the University of Maryland. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh where her training focused on stress management techniques. Dr. Skowron graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors of Science degree in psychology and sociology. She received both her Masters and Doctoral degree from the APA-Accredited clinical psychology program at La Salle University in Philadelphia where she served as Chief Extern. Dr. Skowron has extensive specialized training in mindfulness-based therapeutic techniques. She has conducted research on mindfulness and published articles about postpartum depression. Her passion is to work with a clinical focus on prevention and wellness.
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