EXPERIENCE CHANGE WITH AMANDA ASTER-MCKENNA, PSY.D
Your Well-Being Is in Good Hands
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed Psychologist in the Northern New Jersey area, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DR. ASTER-MCKENNA WILL BE OUT ON MATERNITY LEAVE AND NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS THROUGH DECEMBER 2020.
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Exceeding Expectations One Patient at a Time
Have you ever had the thought "Why am I doing this? I know that this is not good for me, yet I feel compelled to do it anyway." So, what do we do about it? In psychotherapy together, we will work on exploring how our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations influence our behavior in ways that are useful and workable - that move us towards our valued life directions, and ways that are not so workable and perhaps harmful - that move us away from whom and what matters most.
Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you can take on the world. Life can get difficult, and sometimes a little help from a professional Psychologist can make things better. I care about your well-being and provide you all the tools you need in order to seize the day and learn how to tackle even the most traumatic circumstances.
I will not die an unlived life
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.