Amanda Eix, PhD
About Dr. Eix
BIO: Dr. Eix grew up in Concord, North Carolina and spent years moving around the US and abroad. She is returning to the Triangle after spending her graduate career freezing in Chicago. Amanda, her husband George, her dog Rory, and her cat Rusty are excited to be coming home to North Carolina. Outside of work, Dr. Eix is an avid dancer and loves to teach people new steps in the fitness studio and the dance floor.
TRAINING: Dr. Eix completed her undergraduate degree with Honors in Psychology and Honors in Biology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University. While in graduate school, Dr. Eix received extensive training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with a particular emphasis on exposure-based approaches. She worked directly with Dr. Richard Zinbarg, a renowned expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, and Dr. Paula Young, who specializes in the treatment of depression. During that time, Dr. Eix began working on a new intervention to help boost one’s courage and make exposure therapy feel more empowering. She then spent several years training at Rogers Behavioral Health, a nationwide leader in providing exposure-based treatment for mood and anxiety disorders, and developed expertise in delivering CBT as well as Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) and Behavioral Activation (BA). Later in her graduate career, Dr. Eix pursued intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She developed a strong interest in DBT and other “third wave” behavior therapies that emphasize not only the reduction of negative symptoms, but also the promotion of improved well-being. In her pre-doctoral internship, she focused on providing these therapies to adolescents and adults struggling with emotional and behavioral dysregulation. Because of her passion for delivering treatments like DBT to adolescents, adults, and families, Dr. Eix is thrilled to complete her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the TAP Clinic.
EXPERTISE: Dr. Eix treats youth and adults with anxiety and stress, obsessions and compulsions, mood disturbance, emotion dysregulation, suicidality and self-injury, and borderline personality disorder. Furthermore, she has training in helping families to respond more effectively to challenging behaviors in their adolescents, including anxiety-based avoidance and compulsive behaviors, suicidality, and emotion dysregulation.
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POPULATIONS SERVED: Dr. Eix sees pre-teens (10-12), adolescents (13-17), and adults for individual
therapy. She also provides DBT skills group treatment for adults and adolescents.