Hello! My name is Amy. I am a professional counselor with years of experience working with adults, families and adolescents. I have had the pleasure of working with youth and families with a range of concerns including parenting problems, family conflict, anxiety, depression, ADHD and career counseling. I have had specialized training to work with individuals who have experienced trauma.
My counseling style is one of compassion and respect. I believe it is important to build a rapport with my clients and demonstrate respect, empathy and encouragement. I offer services that include a warm, empathetic and trauma informed approach while working with clients to improve their situation and support them with the goals they have for living their best life and improving their relationships.
My approach is tailored to each person and their individual needs with styles that include solution-focused , person centered and cognitive behavioral counseling.
Taking steps to care for yourself and making changes can be very scary and overwhelming. I know from experience how much life can change for the better when you accept support and be more intentional about taking care of yourself!
I look forward to being that supportive and encouraging person in your life to empower you to live your best life!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2019040284
IL LCPC 180.011021
I would say Amy is very nice and listens very well! I would recommend her to anyone!
Written on Mar 19, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, and coping with life changes
Amy is the BEST!! I’m happy to be close to almost two years with her on this service. She listens and provides feedback and encouragement where appropriate. She helps validate ideas and plans of actions that will support self development and self-care. I always look forward to our next session. She also provides flexible times that works for the client.
Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
In the short time I was speaking with Amy. She listened to my needs and helped me find ways to manage my issues. I got from her what I could not find from other therapists!
Written on Jun 26, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
I consider Amy to be the best therapist I've ever had. She helped me so much with working through a lot of very difficult pandemic anxiety, She asked relevant questions and helped me come to conclusions on my own. Thanks Amy!
Written on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties
Amy helped me think through whatever problems I felt were weighing me down in a very calm and respectful manner.
Written on Nov 10, 2020 after therapy with Amy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I started with Amy back in June, I was a little nervous about starting to see a therapist, because I had never done that before. Amy immediately put me at ease. I was having a lot of issues in my personal life and issues with my family and Amy has helped me tremendously. I could not be more happier with Amy. She is very kind, understanding and every single session we have had, I have taken something very helpful away with me. Our sessions have been more helpful to me than I could possibly explain here. Anyone lucky enough to get paired with Amy, will not be disappointed.
Written on Oct 28, 2020 after therapy with Amy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd