About Amanda S. Kleinman MD

Amanda S. Kleinman, MD, is a well-regarded, compassionate psychiatrist with her own private practice – Amanda S. Kleinman MD Ltd – in Chicago, Illinois, in the  One Magnificent Mile building. As a board-certified adult psychiatrist, Dr. Kleinman takes a holistic, thorough approach to care, specializing in transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP) and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Dr. Kleinman is a board-certified psychiatrist through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). She graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a bachelor’s degree in art history. She received her medical degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and completed her internship and residency in psychiatry at the University of Washington in Seattle. 

Dr. Kleinman offers TFP, which addresses emotional  difficulties arising from a fractured sense of one’s self, recurrent interpersonal difficulties, and chronic dissatisfaction. It addresses feelings of chronic emptiness, persistent depression, recurrent anxiety, problems in the workplace, maladaptive personality styles, dissociation symptoms, complex trauma, emotional regulation difficulty, and chronic relationship issues.

Dr. Kleinman is an effective teacher who was awarded the Resident Teacher of the Year twice at Rush University in Chicago and developed outpatient clinical training for medical students and residents while working as an assistant professor and a director of outpatient psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center.

Dr. Kleinman tailors each treatment to a patient’s individualized needs. She takes the time to get to know every patient, discuss their goals, and help them understand effective therapy processes. She helps patients embark on a journey toward developing deeper foundations of self-awareness and an integrated sense of self.

To see how Dr. Kleinman’s personalized approach might be able to help your needs, request a consultation with Dr. Kleinman by phone or book one online today.

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Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP)

TFP is an exploratory psychodynamic psychotherapy with a strong evidence base (Clarkin, 2007). It is a modern descendent of psychoanalysis with theoretical roots in Object Relations and Attachment theory. It draws on the work of Sigmund Freud, Melanie Klein, John Bowlby, DW Winnicott, and many others.
How does TFP work?

TFP helps patients develop greater confidence, resilience and satisfaction in their lives by helping them to explore:

✔︎ Sense of self and one's internal identity, personal values and goals for the future
✔︎ Relationship difficulties and confusing patterns of interacting with others
✔︎ Origins and meanings of recurrent symptoms like depression, anxiety, or frustration
"She's great kind and caring. She's very professional, knowledegeable and helpful. She weclcomes any research you may have done on the medicine..."
"Hands down, best Psychiatrist in Chicago... she is warm, caring and very honest/matter of fact in telling you a med that might work and how it might not work."
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