Dr. Amanda (Banes) Darnley Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Amanda Darnley is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with more than fifteen years of experience and a deep commitment to fostering empowerment, compassion, and clarity in her therapeutic practice. She earned her Bachelor of Arts with Honors from La Salle University, followed by a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Adelphi University. She then returned to La Salle University to complete her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Darnley is licensed to practice in the state of New York and has extensive training in empirically supported treatments such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness Based Treatments, tailoring these approaches to meet the unique needs of her clients.

Dr. Darnley specializes in helping individuals who struggle with feelings of being “too much” or “not enough,” creating a nurturing space where clients feel safe and supported. Her approach to therapy is collaborative and connection-focused, often working with families, community supports, and other healthcare providers to ensure holistic care.

Age Group:

Dr. Darnley welcomes clients across a wide age range, focusing on adolescents through adults.

Approach to Treatment:

Dr. Darnley’s therapeutic approach is grounded in empowerment, compassion, and clarity, utilizing a blend of DBT, CBT, and Mindfulness Based Treatments. She emphasizes a therapy that promotes both acceptance and change, and strengthens the mind-body-soul connection, tailoring interventions to each client’s needs.

Areas of Specialty:

Dr. Darnley has a broad range of experience but holds a particular interest in addressing issues related to self-perception, such as feeling “too much” or “not enough.” She is also skilled in program development, having created the first adolescent addiction program at Long Beach Medical Center in NY, among other achievements.


Dr. Darnley has served in various settings, including inpatient hospitals, residential treatment facilities, and outpatient practices. She has overseen a DBT program through Horizon House, supervised graduate students at Friends Hospital, and led team consultation groups at La Salle University. Her work extends to providing supervision and consultation to students and professionals alike.



Available for Both In-Person and TeleHealth Sessions by Appointment