Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Amanpreet Randazzo, PsyD.
Dr. Randazzo, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
In March 2002, with an equal mix of excitement, nerves, and wild anticipation, I left India for the United States to pursue my doctorate in clinical psychology. Those years were among the very best of my life – I gave it my all while navigating a new culture, a demanding course of study, and trying to set myself up for longer term impact and professional success. Florida Tech, tucked away in the small university town of Melbourne, Florida, was an ideal place for advanced studies, cultural exploration, and even learning how to drive on the opposite side of the road! I carry those learning experiences and friendships with me to this very day.
I graduated in 2006 and found myself relocating to Dallas for the required postdoctoral fellowship – essentially a yearlong, full time residency required of all clinical psychologists. In this capacity, I worked primarily with geriatric populations that suffered from dementia and confronted death and dying every single day. I continued to solely focus on this practice area for seven years because our parents and grandparents deserve respect, high quality care, and an advocate in their life. At times, these patients need a neuropsychological evaluation but other times they simply need a friendly ear to process their life experiences, family dynamics, or unresolved issues they face as veterans of foreign wars.
As my confidence and success grew, I began taking on new challenges like teaching psychology to graduate students. To this day, I love teaching and take on graduate students for their internships and postdoctoral experiences. I cannot help but feel proud as students that I teach and mentor go on to serve their communities as psychologists in private practice, at clinics, or within hospital systems. Teaching and mentorship keeps me connected and learning as our field grows and it keeps me young!
Fast forward to 2012, recently married to my lovely husband, we began to explore starting a private practice. He was so motivating and supportive that he almost made it sound easy: “I’ll help you manage the business aspects, you just go and do what you do best!” With that, I launched my practice in Keller, Texas and within six months I outgrew the space. Little by little, I was building a practice that served the community, provided learning opportunities for doctoral students, and today AR Psychological Services has eight clinicians and an office manager in three offices across the Metroplex: Southlake, Dallas, and Denton!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Immigrating from another country, succeeding in an academically rigorous program, and relocating to North Texas was no easy feat! Although there were many obstacles along the way, I wouldn’t trade in those hardships because I grew from all of them. Minor setbacks or bigger obstacles only reinforced what I wanted to accomplish and helped push me harder.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with AR Psychological Services – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
AR Psychological Services provides high quality assessment, diagnostics, therapy, and consultation to the North Texas Community. Our highly-qualified clinicians bring a diverse set of skills to our practice, allowing us to meet the needs of a variety of clients from all walks of life. What truly sets us apart is our approach: we believe that achieving health and wellness requires the alignment of mind and body. Our practice focuses on building a healthy outlook through introspection, understanding how our thoughts drive feelings and actions, and learning how to harness thoughts to feel better and act with more purpose. Our work empowers individuals, couples, and families to embrace challenges as opportunities and build strong connections with self and the world around them. We set goals with our patients for their personal & emotional development to achieve the balance they seek.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
EXPANDING: Be bold. Always. There are times when I doubted launching or expanding my practice. What I called risk avoidance was really fear. We offer outstanding service from caring clinicians and that’s always in demand.
- Private pay: individual Therapy (50-minute session): $175
- Address: AR Psychological Services
560 N Kimball Ave.,
Southlake, TX 76092
- Website: www.arpsych.net
- Phone: o: 817-488-0502 C: 908-720-3118
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Arpsychservices@gmail.com