Amanda Bryant earned her Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology in 2014. She is currently a third-year doctoral student in the University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology’s Clinical Psychology program. Ms. Bryant takes a behavioral approach to therapy, drawing from relational theory and mindfulness-based approaches. She utilizes methods from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which are forms of cognitive behavioral therapy designed to help people increase their emotional and cognitive regulation. These approaches aim to help individuals gain a sense of control over overwhelming feelings, thoughts, and reactions.
Ms. Bryant ‘s current interests include working with forensic populations and individuals with neurocognitive disorders. She has worked in diverse settings, including crisis intervention, trauma counseling, and group and individual psychotherapy with offenders struggling with dual-diagnosed mental health and substance abuse issues. Additionally, she has worked in private practice and hospital settings providing neuropsychological evaluation and cognitive rehabilitation to individuals with concerns about cognitive functioning, including traumatic brain injury, dementia, psychiatric disorders, epilepsy, brain tumor, developmental syndromes, and multiple sclerosis.
Areas of Interest & Specialization:
• Traumatic & Acquired Brain Injury
• Cognitive Rehabilitation
• Anxiety and Depression
• Grief and Loss
• Forensic Populations
• Crisis Intervention
• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
• Functional Analytic Psychotherapy
Ms. Bryant is originally from Eugene, Oregon. She obtained her BA in Psychology from the University of Oregon. Prior to moving to Denver to earn her Master’s Degree, she worked for the Oregon Social Learning Center conducting assessments with families, children, and adolescents. She loves Colorado and the numerous days of sunshine that allow her to spend her free time outdoors.