Amanda is a nationally certified and Colorado licensed physician assistant and medical provider at The Collective. She attended PA school in North Carolina and started her career in emergency medicine in Richmond, VA. Although she loved the fast-paced intensity of emergency medicine, it became clear that ongoing mental health support is critical, not only regarding psychiatric illnesses, but also medical conditions and day to day functioning. She decided to transition to outpatient psychiatry to be part of long-term solutions and management rather than the last line of defense. Prior to PA school, she worked at a residential psychiatric treatment center and has more recently volunteered with Crisis Text Line. She is thrilled to be back in the world of mental health and, as a Colorado native, back near the Rocky Mountains. She is passionate about treating patients holistically rather than just focusing on specific ailments or diagnoses, and aims to integrate nutrition, movement, sleep, and other lifestyle changes with medication support. Amanda strives to support clients in whichever changes work best for them and firmly believes in shared decision-making when it comes to medication management. She is excited to be part of an organization that places such high value on collaboration and integrated care.