Dr. Amana Ferrari Carvalho

Dr. Amana Ferrari Carvalho

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP)

Mars, Pennsylvania

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Personal Statement

It takes strength & courage to acknowledge personal shortcomings, painful experiences, & life stressors. I commend you for seeking professional help & I would be honored to be part of your journey of healing & self-improvement. I am a licensed clinical psychologist, lesbian, woman of color, & person with chronic health issues. I believe that, in addition to my professional training, these multiple identities & life experiences have enabled me to understand & help a variety of therapy clients.

My therapeutic style is collaborative, egalitarian, & non-judgmental. The most significant aspect of treatment is our relationship. I strive to create a safe space where individuals can process their life experiences, figure out who they are / what they value & develop healthier coping skills.

I have experience working with individuals of diverse ethnic backgrounds & nationalities. As a staff psychologist in university counseling centers, I specialized in treating young adults. I have helped clients address struggles with anxiety, depression, self-injury, low self-esteem, lesbian/gay/bisexual & transgender identity issues, family relationship difficulties, & eating disorders / negative body image. Lastly, I utilize a wellness / mind-body perspective in helping individuals process receiving medical diagnoses & learning to cope with chronic health conditions.

Client Focus (Age)

  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Therapy Specialties

  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Bulimia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • LGBT Issues
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Panic Attacks
  • Peer Relationships
  • Physical Illness/Impairment
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches


  • Individuals
  • Couples

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Highmark

Years in Practice

9 years

Services Fee

  • Initial Consultation
  • Therapy Session $100-$120

Payment Types

Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa


License Name License State Year
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) PS016681 Pennsylvania 2009


Name Duration
American Psychological Association (APA) 2006


School Degree Major Year
Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology PsyD Clinical Psychology 2006


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