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Amanda Fialk, PhD, LCSW, LICSW, is the Partner and Chief of Clinical Services at The Dorm, a young adult treatment community with locations in New York City, New York, and Washington, D.C.

For over a decade, Dr. Fialk has been helping young adult clients and their families cope with the personal and clinical challenges that can hinder a young person's ability to achieve independence in life. Dr. Fialk has been instrumental in building the unique integrated treatment model at The Dorm which is focused on caring for a young person's entire being. She believes that when robust evidence-based clinical therapies such as DBT, CBT, and EMDR are paired with a strong community support system and services that include skill-building, health and wellness, and academic and vocational support, young people have the proper tools for recovery and independent living.

Dr. Fialk earned her Masters and Doctorate in Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work and completed her dissertation on the clinical implication of countertransference in “wounded healers” which was subsequently presented as a research poster at the 2020 American Psychopathological Association (APPA) Annual Meeting. She completed psychoanalytic training at The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the New York Academy of Medicine. She also works as an adjunct professor at The Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

Dr. Fialk has been featured in and quoted by numerous press outlets as a mental health expert including The New York Times, Huffington Post, Metro NY Parents, and Psychology Today, and has appeared on NBC News, CBS 2, Fox 5 NY, and Reuters Television.

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