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Amy Beene, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Depression
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About me

I am a counselor licensed in the state of Oregon and Arkansas 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.

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.

Professional experience

9yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

OR LPC C4478

AR LPC P1509103


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amy Beene. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Amy is an excellent therapist who really has a deep level of respect and care for her clients. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written on Nov 14, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning lgbt, and relationship issues

When I signed up with Better Help, I committed to do weekly sessions with a counselor for a minimum of one year and had very specific issues I committed to working on. I was prepared to cycle through a few counselors to finds someone who was willing to commit to the journey with me, would be patient but also hold me accountable, and I felt comfortable with and trusted. It felt like I hit the lottery when I was paired with Amy right out of the gate. She was everything I was looking for and more. It’s been 8+ months and I’ve made so much progress. Amy is amazing. She is kind, understanding, intelligent, compassionate, and practical. I couldn’t recommend her more! ❤️

Written on Nov 05, 2020 after therapy with Amy for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse

I am so thankful for Amy's support and guidance! She is really amazing at helping me dig deep into uncomfortable things, identify development areas and help me find my way. She always keeps things relatable and sets goals with me that are realistic and that I can actually work towards without getting overwhelmed. She is a fantastic counselor and I would definitely recommend her.

Written on Apr 11, 2020 after therapy with Amy for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Amy has been an incredible sounding board for me. Often this space is an outlet, she recognizes that and does a great job of getting back to me and realigning my anxieties and giving me a more realistic perspective. I am here to change my perspective. It isn't always about the bad, I'm learning to share the good too. I have experienced tremendous personal growth through this platform. Amy does a wonderful job of being empathetic and asking questions to help me recenter my thoughts in a more productive way.

Written on Oct 09, 2019 after therapy with Amy for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Amy has been a beacon in a storm for me. Her compassion and knowledge are well-balanced and she has offered up some really great ideas for how to handle difficult situations. She is very supportive and has gotten me through a very difficult time of grieving and loss. It was a complex situation that involved losing close family members as well as losing a person I loved not physically but mentally because of a traumatic brain injury. She helps me stay focused on me and she helps me find ways to deal with the problems I have with friends, family, and my significant other. It's my experience that she is wise beyond her years. If you are looking for someone who is smart and a good listener and we'll go out on the limb with ideas to help you improve your life, then give me a try.

Written on Jun 09, 2018 after therapy with Amy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, eating, and self esteem

Amy is a wonderful counselor. She listens and focuses in on your concerns to help you work through your challenges and find a solution that you can implement and move forward past the obstacles in your life.

Written on May 07, 2018 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, and career