Amy Armstrong

(MS, NCC, LPC)

About Me

As a counselor, I adjust my approach to meet my clients wherever they happen to be in their journey. Clients frequently surprise me with their resilience and creativity in problem-solving. My goal is to help you become the best version of yourself you can be and meet all challenges in your life with the assumption that you can handle them. Even though I don't have all the answers or provide all the answers for how to fix whatever you feel is wrong in your life, I have worked with a diverse group of populations, and I have helped a lot of people through a lot of different kinds of problems.

My treatment approach is eclectic. I combine Cognitive Behavioral self-help techniques and psychoeducational materials to help my clients name and cope with their difficulties on a daily basis. To process difficult emotional experiences, I rely on humanistic approaches from my graduate training that emphasize accurate empathy and the catharsis we often need to the pain remaining from traumatic memories and self-defeating thoughts.

Just a couple of caveats to how I work with clients on this site: out of consideration for general privacy, I just don't feel comfortable doing video chats. Also, I've found that while it's a great feature on a platform like this once technology catches up, it's not ready for prime time now. The dialogue lag and problems with pets hopping on the phone and toddlers wandering in just don't make for an appropriate therapeutic environment. While text, asynchronous messages, and phone audio have their limitations, I feel like these are more honest mediums for what we can accomplish in this setting.

If obtaining an ESA letter is your sole goal, please accept my apologies, but I rarely write those letters, and I will not write them for clients on this platform because this is supportive counseling and not clinical counseling. (We are not providing a diagnosis here.) I do not feel that it is ethically appropriate to do that on here.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LPC #0013831 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Dec 11, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Amy is a phenomenal counselor. She's supportive, empathetic, and kind. She works with me on my own schedule and always seems to know just what to say. I've only been communicating with her for a few weeks, but our conversations are often the most consistent way I can feel better about myself and my life.