Amanda Fialk is a Partner and Chief Clinical Officer at The Dorm, treatment program for young adults struggling with mental illness and/or substance use. She is also a founding partner of dWELL Recovery House, a gender affirming recovery house for young adults struggling with mental illness.
Amanda received her master’s and doctoral degree in Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work and completed psychoanalytic training at The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Amanda has specialized training in DBT, CBT, MBT, non-violent crisis prevention, addiction/co-occurring disorders, eating disorders, family therapy, EMDR, and motivational interviewing.
Amanda was drawn to the mental health field after battling substance use during her teenage years. Amanda is passionate about direct clinical practice and believes firmly in the power of the therapeutic alliance and that clients and their families deserve to be treated holistically, with dignity and respect, and from a strengths-based perspective.
Amanda would also like to impact change in the mental health sphere at a macro level which is why she was drawn to NAMI-NYC. Amanda is committed to policy and advocacy efforts that combat the stigma and shame too often associated with mental illness. She recognizes that for every individual who is able to reach out for and access treatment and services there are thousands who do not or cannot obtain help.
Amanda was a competitive figure skater growing up and is a United States Figure Skating Association Gold Medalist. Amanda is a HUGE New York Ranger fan and an avid CrossFitter.