Dr. Olinde Mandell

Dr. Olinde Mandell received her doctorate in clinical psychology from William James College in Newton, Massachusetts. She completed her clinical training in a variety of settings, including the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, the Stone Center at Wellesley College, the New England Conservatory Counseling Center, and Wayland Middle School. Her doctoral dissertation study explored the experiences and identities of fathers in shared-parenting families. She is currently an active member of the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study.


Before pursuing her doctorate, she managed a group home in Watertown, Massachusetts, for adults with developmental disabilities.


Dr. Mandell utilizes a psychodynamic and relational-interpersonal treatment approach. She has special interests and expertise with artists and musicians, college-aged students, and gender nonconforming adolescents and adults. She works with a wide variety of presenting issues including anxiety, attachment problems (including developmental and relational trauma), and life transitions (including adjustment to parenting). She has experience with LGBTQ concerns and uses a trans-affirmative approach in therapy.

Dr. Mandell lives in Tacoma with her family, where she also enjoys art, songwriting, dance, yoga, metalsmithing and fostering dogs through Saving Great Animals.


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