I am a counselor licensed in the state of Oregon with over 9 years experience. I work with individuals and families that struggle with a wide array of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, LGBTQ struggles, parenting, anger management, and life dissatisfaction. I also have worked closely with individuals undergoing trauma, grief, and emotional abuse.
My therapeutic style is one of acceptance and security. Expect me to be laid back, compassionate, and very open. I may use humor if it is helpful. I have no judgement and fully believe that everyone's story makes sense in its given context. Given your same struggles, hopes, dreams, and history any person may find themselves with difficulty, so there is no judgement in understanding your circumstances . I believe no problem is too big or too small. I use only evidence based therapy and will work with you to develop an individualized plan to help you reach your goals and find life and relationships more fulfilling. Currently, I draw from the therapeutic models of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. ACT is a type of therapy that teaches acceptance of mistakes and committing to the life you want to live while encouraging finding peace in the moments of joy as well as the moments of pain. I also believe strongly in healthy living for your body as well as your mind. Exercise has been proven to reduce stress, depression, anxiety, and helps find clarity. If this is something that interests you, please bring it up to me and we can discuss how to use it to help you where you are at.
Regardless of our efforts, some situations become unbearable under the stress of everyday life. No one is immune or fortunate enough to avoid anger, sadness, sickness, anger, and worry. My intent is to create an accepting environment for you to feel safe, to seek fulfillment, and find joy in all the madness life brings.
I also am married with two precious boys and recently we added a girl to our tribe. On the weekends you can find me with my family out in nature, exploring, or having some adventure. I tried to capture the wonder in life everywhere I go.
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in Addictions, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar
LPC #C4478 (Expires: 2018-07-31)
LPC #P1509103 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
Amy has been amazing!!! Thank you so much
I am new to this therapist, but so far I am very impressed with her timelines, perspective and communication style. Really what I needed.
Amy is very kind and has provided me with insights and tools to help me with my issues on a daily basis. I was prepared to go through several counsellors (not trusting the matching system) but I lucked out with Amy.
Amy is absolutely terrific. She is patient, kind, has a sense of humor when needed, and will always be there for you when you need help. I have felt so relaxed talking with her, and I never feel like I am being judged. She is a wonderful listener and provides great insights into your problems. You will feel like she is your best friend after a while because she will be your best advocate and will always try to speak to your better judgement. I can't recommend her highly enough!