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Amanda K. Darnley, Psy.D.

525 S. 4th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19147

Tel: (267) 507-0486

Email: Dr.Amanda.Darnley@gmail.com

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Services

 
Kids

We will help you find what works for you and your child so that you can manage those 'big emotions' easily and effectively. 

If your child is experiencing problems including, but not limited to, the following, please call for an appointment:

Emotional outbursts/tantrums

School refusal

Problems in school

Impulsivity

Trouble making friends

Rule-breaking behavior

Oppositional behavior

Bullying others/Victim of bullying

Adjustment issues after parent divorce or loss

Sleep difficulties

Frequent nightmares

Frequent stomachaches/vomiting with no underlying medical reason

Low self-esteem

Threatening to harm self or others

 
Tweens and Teens

We all need support, especially in times of transition. We will help you find what works for you and your family so that you can move through this period successfully.  

If you are experiencing problems including, but not limited to, the following, please call for an appointment:

Family conflict

Peer conflict

Bullying others/Victim of bullying

Impulsivity

Anger

Low self-esteem

Performance anxiety (sports, academics)

Uncertainty about future direction

Extreme sadness

Questioning sexuality

Gender identity confusion

Unhealthy relationship with food

Social media/Gaming addiction

Suicidal thoughts

Self-injurious behaviors

 
Adults

If you are experiencing problems including, but not limited to, the following, please call for an appointment:

Life Transitions-

        Adjusting to parenthood

        Caring for aging parents

        Divorce

        Career change

Family conflict

Grief/loss

General stress and overwhelm

Racing thoughts

Sleep difficulties

Lack of motivation

Relationship issues

Not feeling "good enough"

People-pleasing

Feeling empty

Loneliness

Anger

Shame

Extreme sadness

Anxiety

 
Trauma

If you are experiencing symptoms including, but not limited to, the following, please call for an appointment:

Feeling fearful or anxious

Frequent thoughts about what happened

Inability to trust others

Nightmares 

Loss of interest in life

Feeling numb

Loneliness

Hopelessness

Helplessness

Shame

 
Coaching

Sometimes a fresh perspective and accountability are all you need. Call if you’d like help with any of the following:

 

Letting go of perfectionism

Overcoming procrastination

Getting organized

Finding love

Clarifying your goals

Setting boundaries

Improving communication skills

 
Professional Consultation

Examples of consultations for mental health practitioners include:

Individual case consultation

Developing a therapeutic workbook specific to facility and population

Increasing adherence to evidence-based practices

 

Examples of consultations for schools include:

Understanding mental health and increasing awareness

Suicide Prevention presentations

Anti-bullying workshops

How to include mindfulness in curriculum

Reintegrating students into the classroom after a period of refusal

Mediation between school personnel and parents