Amanda Khan, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
San Diego CA
I practice deep listening and from a foundation of reverence and dignity. Sometimes, we can feel stuck or lost in our lives, perhaps struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, or even just a sense of deadness. Sometimes, there are big issues to grapple with. But our experience of breaking open and apart does not have to be just an injury to survive, it can be the ground for something new. I work closely with people while they explore their inner and outer worlds, examine ways in which they feel stuck in patterns that are not serving them, in order to ultimately find clarity and move towards greater self-understanding, compassion, and a sense of fulfillment. I believe in the power of therapy and psychedelics to help loosen the process of growth & the experience of being present to our own life. Therapy can offer a safe relational vessel to explore, uncover, and process how our experiences have impacted us, and ultimately be one of the contexts through which we make meaning, re-conceptualize, and integrate all our experiences and parts into a whole Self.
Dr. Amanda Khan is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY32361) in private practice in California and PTSD research scholar in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of trauma, PTSD, and anxiety and depression-related disorders and is trained in numerous evidence based PTSD interventions. Dr. Khan earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, completed her clinical residency at the San Francisco VA Hospital, and an advanced postdoctoral research fellowship in PTSD at the San Francisco VA Hospital and UCSF Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Khan currently serves as Chair for the Moral Injury special interest group for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). She has worked as an independent contractor for the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) MDMA-enhanced psychotherapy for PTSD phase 2 and 3 clinical trials for the past 4 years. Dr. Khan also recently completed ketamine-assisted psychotherapy training with Polaris Insight. Dr. Khan has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, is currently lead author on a chapter on psilocybin for trauma-related disorders, and has presented over 30 times at professional psychiatric conferences. She writes for Medium, Stress Points, and Psychology Today, and regularly gives talks and workshops on moral injury as well as working with gender and sexual orientation diverse people.