Amanda Nelson, PA-C
Amanda Nelson, PA-C
Amanda Nelson completed her undergraduate studies at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, earning a double major in Biology and African Studies. During that time, her course of study focused on intersections between gender, culture and international healthcare systems. Thereafter, Amanda served for two years as a health sciences educator in South Gate, California through the Teach for America Program. At this time, she earned a master’s degree in Urban Education, with a special focus on students with learning disabilities and cognitive or attention deficits. At the completion of her teaching service, Amanda completed a specialized program at USC Keck School of Medicine where she earned a Masters of Science in Global Medicine. Amanda completed her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. After graduation, Amanda spent time working in urology, surgery and in the urgent care setting before deciding that psychiatric medicine was where she ultimately wanted to build her career. Her areas of focus include depression, anxiety, panic disorder, attention and cognitive deficits, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and adolescent mental health.
Drawing from her experiences as an educator and an advocate, Amanda works to empower patients to understand their mental health conditions and what avenues of treatment are available to them. Through a patient-centered, team-based approach, Amanda utilizes an array of psychotherapeutic techniques as well as psychotropic medications to allow for optimized results. She actively engages her patients to participate in medical decision-making and helps them make informed choices with regard to their mental health needs. As the field of psychiatric medicine is constantly developing, Amanda also continues to educate herself about cutting-edge therapeutic and treatment modalities in order to provide the best care possible. With a deep belief in human propensity for positive growth and transformation, Amanda works purposefully to offer opportunities for her patients in ways that are life-changing for the better.
About Harbor Psychiatry & Mental Health
We believe outstanding healthcare is delivered when we merge the science of medicine with the compassion of our hearts. We refer to this as “head and heart together,” inspiring constant improvement and lasting success.
Psychiatrists Orange County CA
Psychologists Orange County CA
Address: 4631 Teller, Suite 100
Newport Beach CA 92660
Phone: (949) 887-7187