Amanda Cummings Brandenburg, Ph.D.

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Brandenburg 2018Amanda Cummings Brandenburg, Ph.D.
, received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland in 2006.  She obtained her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami in 2014.  Dr. Brandenburg completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship (2013-2014) and post-doctoral fellowship (2014-2015) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) Counseling Center.  At UNCC, Dr. Brandenburg provided outpatient psychological services, including individual and group therapy as well as crisis management services, to college students.  Subsequently, she worked for Child and Family Development as a staff psychologist.  There she worked with children and adolescents as well as their families providing outpatient counseling services and conducting psychological-educational assessments.  She joined Horizon Psychological Services in early 2017.

While Dr. Brandenburg enjoys working with a wide range of clients from diverse backgrounds and experiences, her area of specialty is centered on women’s mental health issues, such as trauma, interpersonal violence, and family of origin/relationship problems.  Further, she has several years of experience treating older adolescents and adults with anxiety and depressive disorders, adjustment concerns, and personality disorders.  Dr. Brandenburg’s clinical approach draws heavily from interpersonal, attachment, and psychodynamic theories.  However, she also employs cognitive behavioral, emotion-focused, and mindfulness-based techniques as part of her clinical practice.

In addition to individual counseling services, Dr. Brandenburg conducts psychological-educational assessments for individuals ages six years and older with attention, educational, and social-emotional functioning concerns.

Dr. Brandenburg is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Mecklenburg Psychological Association.  She has published research in numerous peer-reviewed journals and also presented her graduate research at national conferences, including the APA and American Public Health Association.


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