Lia Amakawa, Ph.D.

Preferred Name: Lia

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

About Me

I am an integrative therapist who uses attachment-focused EMDR in combination with other experiential therapies to ensure that the work feels safe, resonant, and transformative.

Education & Experience

BA in English and Studio Art from Williams College, PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

APA (Trauma Division), Trauma Recovery Network (EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults