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Dr. Ori is accepting *In-person* clients at this time. 

Amanda Ori PsyD & Associates

Dr. Amanda Ori is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in Lincoln Park in Chicago.


About Therapy

I work primarily with individuals ages 25 to 45 on a variety of concerns that you will find listed below under Specialties. Because of my training and experience in primary care and health psychology, I believe therapy is more than simply addressing emotional issues. I focus extensively with my clients on improving both their physical and mental well-being including concerns about alcohol use, sleep, diet, and exercise. 


I utilize a collaborative approach and together we will form goals at the beginning of treatment as well as at the end of each session, which allows you to be working consistently towards more positive growth. 


I frequently incorporate humor into treatment (the ups and downs of life are often the things that can make us laugh the hardest!) I utilize a direct yet compassionate approach as I believe feedback is one of the most crucial elements to reaching your goals. 

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  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Alcohol use

  • Sleep, diet, exercise, and weight loss

  • Development of romantic relationships

  • Life transitions

  • Separation, divorce, infidelity

  • Women's issues, infertility, postpartum depression, baby blues

  • Self-esteem/confidence

  • Work stress

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'Sober Curious,' Alcohol Moderation and Sobriety

Many adults wish to moderate their alcohol use or are 'sober curious.'  Reducing alcohol consumption improves one's physical health and can reduce anxiety and depressive symptoms. Dr. Ori works with individuals who are seeking a different relationship with alcohol who may not need more intensive substance abuse treatment.

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About Dr. Ori

If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. I am fortunate that this is true for me. Working with clients on achieving their life goals and watching their transformations gives me so much satisfaction.  While problems can never be erased from life, I help enhance your ability to cope and deal with them effectively.

As someone who has struggled with anxiety, I understand the difficulties of going through life's many transitions. I especially love to work with individuals on many of the same issues that I have overcome and help them take control of who they seek to become.

In my free time, I enjoy staying active, trying samples at my local Trader Joe's as well as trying to replicate my Nonna's Italian recipes.  Although I am not a botanist, I put forth a great deal of effort trying to keep my plants alive.  When not at Trader Joe's or singing Italian lullabies to my plants, I enjoy sharing laughs with my husband,  family and friends, as well as traveling to new places.

I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from Adler University in Chicago and my Bachelors from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Where do you practice?

Lincoln Park in Chicago: 2000 N. Racine, Chicago, IL 60614


Do you provide telehealth appointments?

While Dr. Ori does provide video and audio options to clients, she does not work with those who are exclusively seeking telehealth appointments. 

How do I make an appointment?

Please fill out the form under 'Contact Me' to connect with Dr. Ori in order to set up a free initial phone consultation.

What are your hours?

Appointments are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How long can I expect to be in therapy?

Because of her background in primary care, Dr. Ori seeks to be a provider within the Chicago community who is able to help many individuals. She aims to avoid years-long treatment in order to not have a lengthy waitlist and provide care for more people. She discusses treatment duration and goals with individuals during an initial phone consult as well as the intake appointment.

Do you accept insurance?

Dr. Ori is in network with BlueCross BlueShield PPO and BlueChoice plans. For those with other insurance plans, a statement of services, or superbill, can be provided to you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

What are your self-pay fees?

Initial intake: $225

Follow-up appointments: $200


Is therapy confidential?

Yes, therapy services are confidential, and information can only be released with your written permission. However, there are some exceptions in which it is legally required to share information. These include if you pose a danger to yourself or others, if there is suspected child or elder abuse or neglect, and in response to a court order. See Notice of Privacy Practices and Informed Consent documents for further information.

Where are you licensed to practice?

Dr. Ori is licensed in the state of Illinois and is also able to provide telehehealth services to those in states that have enacted PsyPact legislation. Currently these states include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District of Colombia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.


For the most up-to-date map of states with pending and enacted Psypact legislation, please visit: 

The No Surprises Act

The No Surprise Act went into effect on January 1, 2022. Under this law, health care providers need to give patients who do not have health insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes the cost of a single visit as well as an estimate for the average length of recurring treatment.

  • If you are not using insurance, you will be provided a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your first appointment. You can request a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an appointment.

  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit or call 1-800-985-3059

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We are hiring part and full-time 1099 positions for independently licensed Psychologists and Masters degree providers to work remotely or hybrid in beautiful Lincoln Park. Consultation and supervision with Dr. Ori is provided in a small collaborative atmosphere with the opportunity to grow to your desired caseload and to learn more about private practice. Please fill out the contact form below and Dr. Ori will be in touch.

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