Amanda McGough, Ph.D.
Dr. McGough enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her special interests include depression, anxiety, suicide prevention, grief after suicide loss, self-harming behaviors, life transitions, behavior problems, and parenting skills. Her approach is strengths-based, straight-forward, supportive and nonjudgmental. In working with children and adolescents, Dr. McGough involves family members when appropriate to address family dynamics and help parents. She has specialized training in providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to address difficulties with managing emotions. Dr. McGough serves on the Board of Directors for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s North Carolina Chapter.
- BA in psychology from UNC Wilmington
- MA in clinical and community psychology from UNC Charlotte
- Ph.D. from UNC-Greensboro
- Internship at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte
- Has worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, day treatment programs, university counseling centers, and emergency departments.
Areas of Expertise
- Behavior Problems
- DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
- Family Therapy and Parenting
- Life Transitions