Amanda Marie Aster-McKenna

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
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(973) 528-7403 Website

Amanda Marie Aster-McKenna

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed

Location

85 Park St.
Ste. 2J
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 528-7403
Offers online therapy

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About

I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of adults suffering from anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, & substance abuse difficulties. I work from an evidence-based framework with emphasis on mindfulness practice, acceptance of difficult internal experiences, and valued-based living to increase quality of life. This approach to treatment is known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT proposes that painful human experiences and life's struggles are all inevitable, and teaches how to learn acceptance of inevitable human difficulties and continuing to live a rich and meaningful life.
I am deeply committed to helping my clients maximize their emotional and psychological strength. I truly believe that therapy can help foster individuals to be more than just "okay". Using integrative therapeutic strategies, we work together to navigate challenges that impact your access to a more complete and meaningful life.
Improvement is possible with patience, self-compassion and a commitment to doing the work of better understanding thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I am dedicated to providing a trusting and creative space where the mind, body and heart can travel on a path of healing and growth.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $250 - $300
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Please refer to my website for more information on health insurance benefits!
Email me or call (973) 528-7403 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • License: New Jersey / 35SI00588800
  • School: Kean University, Combined School and Clinical Psy.D Program
  • Year Graduated: 2016

Endorsements

Psychologist, JD, PsyD

Psychologist, PsyD

PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

Amanda Marie Aster-McKenna's Groups

Supervision for Doctoral Students

Dr.Aster-McKenna supervises clinical psychology doctoral students/candidates (Ph.D. & Psy.D.) at any developmental level during their academic program years, internship year, post-doctoral fellowship year,&beyond, as they work to meet their licensing requirements. Her style is both active and interactive, all-the-while maintaining a non-judgmental stance, from an ACT framework. During supervision, we will explore not only the hurdles and obstacles that you may face with your clients, but also what thoughts, feelings, & bodily sensations show up for you as the therapist in the therapy room in the here-and-now.

More about this group

Location

85 Park St.
Ste. 2J
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 528-7403
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Active/Retired Military
  • Alcohol Use
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Uniformed Service Professionals
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021
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Amanda Marie Aster-McKenna

Psychologist, PsyD