My work with couples is based on Dr. Stan Tatkin’s Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (or PACT for short). As a PACT therapist, my work is experiential and strategic. Looking at the ways we were programmed to connect in childhood, I help partners understand these processes and develop new ways to communicate and grow as a couple. With a deeper understanding of each other, I support couples in navigating their struggles more successfully, deepening their connection, and making meaningful changes in how they communicate and interact.
PACT differs from other couples therapy in some important ways. PACT is a capacity, not a conflict model of therapy. My focus is on determining what you as a couple can and cannot do, rather than on the specific issues that disrupt the relationship. Because of the experiential nature of PACT, sessions are longer than the traditional 45 minute therapy hour, lasting between 2 and 3 hours. We are able to make significant changes in these longer sessions, and as a result we often do not have to meet as frequently. PACT therapists also do not meet with partners alone. To do so would complicate things and make things worse for you as a couple. It is to protect you.
Initial couples therapy sessions are always at least 2 hours in length. During that first session we will determine scheduling, including length and frequency, for future meetings.
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Education:Dr. Amanda Moates received a bachelor’s degree from the Northwestern University and completed her PhD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Licensing & Certifications:
- License State: Texas
- License Number: 35197, received 2011
- Levels 1 and 2 certified PACT therapist (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy)
- Gender & sexual identity
- Life events
- Mental conditions
Types of Therapy:
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT)
Services Provided Via:
- In person
Working With Marriages for:
- 8 Year(s)
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Hourly Fees Range:
- $150 - $200