Amie Piekarz

(LICSW)

About Me

Hello, my name is Amie and I’m a therapist licensed in the state of Massachusetts. I attended graduate school in Boston and specialized in trauma and interpersonal violence. I have several years of clinical experience working with both adults and adolescents. I am also a certified domestic violence and sexual assault counselor and enjoy working with clients on issues related to healthy relationships, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Family and parenting issues are also interests of mine. Other related experience includes teaching masters-level social work courses and facilitating support groups in hospital/community settings.

My approach to therapy is warm, nurturing, and nonjudgmental. I believe that a trusting relationship between client and therapist is at the heart of successful counseling. I practice from a strengths-based, empowerment perspective and truly believe that you have everything in you that you need to live a satisfying life, but that sometimes those things are just hard to access and that’s where I come in! I enjoy helping clients discover coping strategies and tools that make sense for their unique situations and needs as everyone differs in what works for them.

Together, we can define goals for our work to get you where you’d like to be while creating positive, lasting changes in your life. Also, I really think that a bit of humor is absolutely necessary to deal with this crazy and sometimes overwhelming thing called "life"… I’m looking forward to meeting you!

A little "about me" as a person: I love dogs (especially my 5 year old havanese Lucy), reading, spending time outside in nature, taking adult ballet classes, and traveling whenever I can :)


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 7

Licensing

LICSW #119036 (Expires: 2018-10-31)


Reviews

Written by R.U. on Nov 07, 2017 after counseling with Amie for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, grief, career, and bipolar

I am very fussy about who I entrust with my counseling. There is such a fine balance between them feeling too distant and closed off, only summarizing, or taking over and saying too much. Amie strikes this balance perfectly, ensuring that you feel connected to her as a real person whilst allowing your story and issues to lead the sessions. I highly recommend her as an excellent counsellor.

Written by N.A. on Nov 01, 2017 after counseling with Amie for 2 weeks relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Amie is a very good listener and posses natural empathy. Very easy to speak with.

Written by E.L. on Oct 05, 2017 after counseling with Amie for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

Amie is absolutely lovely, as soon as we started talking I felt understood and able to open up. She's extremely kind, she listens carefully and she's very encouraging indeed. Highly recommended!

Written by S.A. on Sep 25, 2017 after counseling with Amie for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and anger

Loving, supporting and patient. She always approaches problems and discussions with respect and open mind. Despite what it was I felt valued and understood.

Written by J.U. on Aug 21, 2017 after counseling with Amie for 4 months depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Amie is great. She really looks through my emails to find the root of my anxieties, thoughts and concerns.

Written by A.L. on Jul 18, 2017 after counseling with Amie for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, sleeping, self esteem, career, and bipolar

I enjoy talking to Amie a lot. She is very personable and has helped me a lot already with keeping me accountable with my goals but also helping me stay kind to myself.

Written by S.A. on Jun 05, 2017 after counseling with Amie for 3 weeks

Amie is a very compassionate and caring individual. She has a lot of insight and good advice to help you on your journey, whatever it may be.

Written by N.I. on May 26, 2017 after counseling with Amie for 1 month relationship

Amie always replies the next day and has been a valued part of my support network. It's nice to know you can talk to a professional to give you a better perspective on your situation and to make sure you also think about yourself and what you need to do to get through it.

Written by P.R. on May 24, 2017 after counseling with Amie for 4 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, parenting, and anger

Amie is a very good listener and is good at breaking down my problems into their key components to find the root. I would highly recommend her.

Written by L.I. on May 22, 2017 after counseling with Amie for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping, and bipolar

Amie's amazing - so warm and understanding even through the internet.

Written by K.A. on May 16, 2017 after counseling with Amie for 3 weeks depression, and stress, anxiety

I love that Amie's responses are so clearly well thought out and individual. My fear going with a counseling site was that I would get canned responses, but that is never the case with Amie. Her first questions were spot on and opened up some very helpful dialogue. I'm very grateful.

Written by C.J. on May 06, 2017 after counseling with Amie for 1 week depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Miss Amie is a big help and a really really good counselor. She is very caring and actually takes the time to understand each point given to her. She responds accurately and understands the situation well. I'm really thankful to her.

Written by D.E. on May 04, 2017 after counseling with Amie for 1 month relationship, and sleeping

It was great talking to Amie in the last couple of weeks. She made me feel lighter after speaking with her and gain some direction in my thought process. I would miss our chats. She is a lovely woman with an amazing voice and I really appreciate having her my counsellor.

Written by J.A. on Mar 28, 2017 after counseling with Amie for 6 days relationship, and self esteem

So far, I have had a great experience and have made a lot of progress in a short space of time. Amie is a really good counsellor. Her responses are clear and insightful showing that she has taken the time to fully read what you said and reflect on it. She is a good communicator and is obviously a caring person. She has helped me to see things more clearly and pointed out things that had previously been invisible.