Amy Adams

(MS, LCMHC, LADC)

About Me

Hello, thank you for taking the time and to learn a bit more about me. I am a seasoned clinician with 15 years of experience in the field of mental health services. I finished graduate school, (2005), becoming dually licensed in 2009, (LADC), and 2011,(LCMHC), respectively. I've worked with individuals and families facing a variety challenges such as depression and anxiety, terminal illness, unemployment, trauma and abuse, addictions of all kinds, communication failure, loss in relationships, and parenting concerns.

My counseling style is interactive and playful. I love hearing your story. It is the favorite part of my work.

My experience has taught me that the most important predictor of your success, and maintaining it are two-fold. 1.) The connection you and I develop as the person you chose to support you. Do you feel accepted for who you are? And do you feel I understand you? As we unravel your challenges do you feel comforted, clarified, and incrementally challenged to grow? If the answer is yes, the cumulative nature of my positive support, our mutual observations, discussing, (and meeting bumps in the road), will allow incremental challenges to give you traction, expanding your self-esteem, generating your success. 2.) Keeping track of what's happened; beginning, middle and end.

You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. The frequency with which you can have access to a counselor to work through day to day emotions and problem solving is extremely beneficial for most and a nice change from traditional outpatient counseling. I usually check messages twice each day, seven days per week. I offer messaging, live chat and phone sessions with limited availability in the evenings and weekends. Please note that what you see in my calendar may not reflect my only availability so you always want to check that out with me through messaging first. 




Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #068.0057150 (Expires: 2021-01-01)


Reviews

Written by A.M. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Amy is fantastic - she provides a very good balance of letting you dictate the pace of your journey, while providing the right guidance at the right time. She is very knowledgeable on the science but also has a deeper understanding of the way we are. Using those two tools together has really helped me understand myself much better in a way that appeals to how i learn. Would highly recommend Amy for anybody.

Written by C.H. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Amy is a warm and intelligent therapist, with a really good sense of humour that makes conversation engaging and amusing, as well as illuminating. I have enjoyed her relaxed style of counselling, and it has helped me to gain insight into areas of my life that had previously overwhelmed me. Amy is supportive and direct, and I've really enjoyed working with her.

Written by K.Y. on Jul 16, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 1 month on issues concerning coaching

She is amazing and "to the point". I am suprised with the fact of how much value I recieved from just 2-3 sessions by Amy. I would totally recommend.

Written by M.I. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amy is the best. She listens, provides specific feedback, and great advice. I am very pleased with having her as my therapist.

Written by O.B. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coaching

I’ve only had one session with Amy so far and in that single session, she has literally turned my situation around. I love her style. She’s so relatable and easy to talk to.

Written by E.D. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

In the short time we have had communication I felt listened and understood. Would 100% recommend her and this site.

Written by C.H. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Two thumbs up. Amy is a straight forward and honest. No matter what. I really like those qualities.

Written by C.A. on May 09, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Amy is kind, thoughtful, insightful, and easy to talk to. I appreciate her flexibility in session scheduling, and it is readily apparent how much she genuinely cares about my well-being.

Written by J.E. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I can type openly to Amy about everything that is troubling me and I feel supported and understood. She helps makes sense of things and gives good guidance. Really helping me a lot.

Written by Z.A. on Apr 26, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Amy is wonderful. She listens, stays on track, and offers a unique and different perspective. I would highly recommend!

Written by B.I. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amy is very good at giving advice and listening. Her guidance is good and she is supportive.

Written by S.A. on Mar 20, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Amy is an excellent therapist. She is an excellent listener, question asker, and draws on personal stories and technically sound expertise. Our conversations provide the support I need to increase my sense of safety, feel understood and manage life’s challenges. Thoughtful, funny, and articulate, she’s is someone I’d recommend to anyone trying therapy for the first time or looking for a new therapist.