Amanda Raymond, LMHC
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Amanda Raymond

Psychotherapy, LMHC

Amanda Raymond has over 16 years of experience supporting individuals and families in wholeness and wellness. She specializes in helping clients find the calm in the storm by using mindfulness techniques. Amanda embraces an authentic, creative, and strengths-based approach. When not counseling, teaching, or engaged in self-care, she loves the outdoors, saunas, and adventure.
Specialties
Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
Women’s Mental Health (Pregnancy, Infertility and Post-Partum)
Finances
$ $ $ $ $
$80-140
UnitedHealthcare
Oxford Health Plans
Oscar
UHC Student Resources
Harvard Pilgrim
Licensed in
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Massachusetts
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“By learning how to see our thoughts through a new lens, use a gentle awareness of breath, and embrace a whole lot of loving kindness and compassion, I have witnessed countless individuals let go of what no longer serves them and become empowered to believe in how special and truly unique they are.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I see each person I meet as completely whole and healthy; it is the stories that we tell ourselves and the habitual unhealthy patterning of behaviors that cloud our vision of true innate happiness and health. By learning how to see our thoughts through a new lens, use a gentle awareness of breath, and embrace a whole lot of loving kindness and compassion, I have witnessed countless individuals let go of what no longer serves them and become empowered to believe in how special and truly unique they are. Typically, we want to push away and attempt to avoid suffering and more challenging parts of ourselves. But it is when we turn toward pain with love and acceptance that the dark clouds in the sky part to let the sunshine in. It is my intention to provide a safe, loving, and confidential space where each of my clients can find the hidden gems within.
What should someone know about working with you?
I have formal training and education in a Western model of psychotherapy and I marry that with in-depth studies of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. I read somewhere that all of us are striving for balance; we all search for the secret to finding this balance then easily become frustrated when we fall short. The secret is that we are never fully balanced; we are constantly in a state of balancing. Each day of being alive is an opportunity to fine-tune yourself, like an instrument attempting to find that beautiful melody within. A few missed notes are only part of the song.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
There is a concept in yogic philosophy called “Swadhyaya” (a Sanskrit term). This practice refers to continual self-study and self-observation without judgment. I attempt to align my life and my practice from a lens of continual self-observation with compassion in order to bring a kind and authentic presence to those with whom I work and support. I believe you have to walk the walk and truly immerse yourself and steep yourself in practice before you can attempt to teach or hold space for others to do the same.
“It is my intention to provide a safe, loving, and confidential space where each of my clients can find the hidden gems within.”
Interested in speaking with Amanda?