Dr. Amanda Karen Roberts, PhD MA

Preferred Name: Amanda

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Online Therapy

About Me

Allow me to introduce myself. I have 37 years of experience in the mental health field and 25 years of deep immersion and expertise in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I am also a family therapist and have worked in private practice, hospitals and outpatient settings in a variety of capacities. I am an EMDR International Association and Trauma Recovery Humanitarian Assistance Programs approved consultant, an EMDR trainer in early intervention and former leader of the Western Massachusetts Trauma Recovery Network, a community disaster response program. I have conducted trainings around the US for trauma clinicians and was a founding trustee board member of the Trauma Response Network in Britain, a government sanctioned organization, formed in 2017 in response to terrorism and mass casualty events. I advised them on logistical and clinical issues. I have an enduring and lifelong passion for global and international humanitarian issues and have worked with the University of Massachusetts Center for International Education on a variety of humanitarian endeavors.

Education & Experience

I began my studies in psychology at Harvard University as a visiting student from the UK, and I continued my education in the US by earning a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in international relations from the University of California, Berkeley. My master’s degree is in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco, and my doctorate is in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. At CIIS, the curriculum is unique in that marries eastern philosophy and religion with traditional western empirical psychological training. I completed three pre-doctoral internships at the following institutions: Stanford’s Drug and Alcohol Clinic, Stanford’s Counseling and Psychological Services, and San Mateo County Mental Health Services; and I completed two post-doctoral internships, the first one for a national employee assistance program and the second at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Center Medical School. I worked at the UMass Memorial Health Care Behavioral Medicine Clinic with rotations throughout cardiology, oncology, pain clinic, and bariatric surgery. My experience includes serving on a mobile psychiatric crisis unit, full-service hospital emergency room, community mental health clinics and outreach, inpatient and general outpatient and two pain clinics. I specialize in recent trauma and medical illnesses including chronic pain and the full range of medical afflictions. ​ I am also trained in hypnosis and a variety of mind-body modalities and have a growing interest in the neurobiological basis of effective psychotherapies, and in particular, neuroplasticity

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Former coordinator for the Western Massachusetts TRN and the Trauma Response Network UK founding Clinical Director.

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English
  • French