Therapist Spotlight: Aimee Daramus, PsyD

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Dr. Aimee Daramus, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who earned her doctorate and her Master’s in Counseling at Adler University. Aimee specializes in working with adults with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and psychotic and dissociative disorders. You can read her full bio here!

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See below for more information about Aimee!

What self-care techniques or activities do you do?

Working out, listening to music, and playing with my cat. I like to start listening to music the second I leave work to create a boundary between work life and personal time.

What made you become a therapist?

I got hooked on my first psych class and took every psych class available at my school, and I loved my first internship. That was 20 years ago. I’m not bored yet, and I like the people I work with.

What are your specialties?

Depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and trauma.

Why do you believe that counseling can help?

It can help to understand why you’re having a problem, because that understanding sometimes helps with solutions. There are a lot of ideas and techniques to help with most emotional and psychological problems. Also, sometimes you’re blaming yourself for a problem that isn’t really your fault, but it’s hard to see that.

Did you have a career before becoming a therapist?

No, but I’m also a college professor.

Why is it important to seek counseling?

Because it’s not necessary to feel as bad as you probably do if you’re thinking about therapy. There are almost always ways to feel better, whether or not a situation can be changed. There are ways to handle it differently and feel differently about it.