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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