Dr. Amelia Hardwick
M.A., PSY.D.
Meet Dr. Amelia Hardwick

Dr. Amelia “Amy” Hardwick is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. She has worked in the mental health field almost 20 years. She attended undergraduate school at the University of Southern California, where she majored in Business and Psychology. She has her master’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine University and her doctorate in clinical psychology from a specialized school for psychology in Los Angeles. She is also a clinical nutritionist (CN), certified in clinical nutrition through The Natural Healing Institute (NHI).

Dr. Amelia maintains a busy, in-demand integrative and holistic psychology private practice in Laguna Beach, CA. She is a sought out speaker, workshop leader, panelist and consultant on holistic and integrative psychology as a new emerging treatment approach. She is currently finishing her first book, “The Healing Puzzle Solved, Following The Inner Path™.”

During her masters program she began working at a psychiatric hospital where she worked for 5 years. She then worked for the County of Orange, in child protective services for seven years, and doing private practice for over fifteen years. She has also worked extensively in addiction treatment doing contract and consulting work, and as director of a world-class treatment facility putting together the most complete integrative and holistic drug and alcohol treatment program ever implemented. Her clinical experience allowed her extensive training and experience with almost every kind of human suffering our world delivers showing how people can often weaken and lose their way from grace through it, allowing the suffering, emotional pain, and sometimes physical illness to settle in.

Dr. Amelia has worked with all types of mood disorders, addictions, eating disorders, chronic and acute illness, grief, and psychotic disorders to relationship and life transition problems. She has seen just about everything and is accustomed to working with clients of all ages, cultures and sexual orientations. She spent several years specializing in the treatment of adolescents and their families, while also working with adults, geriatrics and couples from many different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. She has found that human suffering does not discriminate by age, color or class, and when it comes to us it can be a blessing used to facilitate healing on all levels of the body, spirit and mind. She loves to teach, speak, and learn; exchange knowledge and share life experience. She has taught parenting, communication, meditation and anger management workshops in the community, and assisting The Journey™ team in the U.S. at their workshops regularly since 2003 becoming a certified journey practioner. She has developed and is teaching an educational workshop based on The Healing Puzzle Solved™. She is currently developing her own workshops to share and teach her process called The Inner Path™™.

Dr. Amelia wanted to work in the field of psychology to help others heal their lives so they could live fully and benefit from the precious gift that life is. She felt that much of the suffering that many people dwell in and experience is unnecessary. Dr. Amelia felt that the field of psychology, addiction and medicine was not doing effective enough work so she began seeking out more effective ways to help her clients heal. She developed a practice of Holistic and Integrative Psychology, seeking out the most cutting edge therapy and medical treatment so her clients could heal as quickly as possible and move forward with their lives. She believes that your life is not meant to be spent in a therapist or doctor’s office! She is absolutely dedicated to seeing the way psychology and medicine is practiced in the world change for the better.

She believes it to be an honor and a privilege that people allow her into their private worlds; A privilege that entails respect and dedication to providing the best care and treatment available for her clients. She believes she would not benefit her clients if she did not continue on her own healing journey and continue to educate herself in the evolving field of psychology, physical health and the human spirit. Searching for the most effective ways to treat the human condition, bringing her experience and knowledge back to those who entrust their own healing and that of their children’s with her. Through her own journey she has found that truly profound healing and human transformation can only occur if it comes from all angles, not just the mind, but the body and spirit as well. Not until she herself found herself faced with physical illness combined with the loss of all one has except the truth of who we are at our core, did she find the clear and complete path she had been searching for that combined all these areas to heal herself and that she now shares with her clients and other professionals.

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