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Amy Bichsel Pacheco Piña , LICSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Grief Depression
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About me

You have taken the courageous first step to feeling better! I am so grateful you are here. BetterHelp is for individuals, 18 years and older. My name is Amy Bichsel Pacheco Piña (she/her) and I am a Master's Level Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) and a Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist (CAGCS).
I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2008 and began working in a community mental health center with individual who were struggling with an array of concerns like depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, adjustment, addiction, just to name a few.

My therapy approach is client centered in that I do have ideas of how we can begin to work together to help you feel better, but I meet you where you are. I strongly believe that our thoughts impact our feelings/behaviors and ultimately our actions. Sometimes it is easy to identify and sometimes these are more deeply rooted which sometimes can create symptoms and issues in areas of your life that are important to you and those you love. But don't worry, I am going to walk with you every step of the way. We will figure this out together.
I am originally from Nebraska but currently living outside of Memphis, TN. I am a mom to a busy 10 year old and two rambunctious dogs! I enjoy reading, meditation, learning new things, and walking outdoors.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MA LICSW 126155

MS LCSW C10162

TN LCSW 7961



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amy Bichsel Pacheco Piña . 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.

I knew after my first session that Amy was the perfect choice in a therapist for me. I truly feel heard and seen. She is very engaging and understanding. She breaks things down in a way that I really understand what's going on inside my head. I am still new in my therapy journey but she has already made such a difference. I find myself looking forward to our sessions!

Written on Feb 12, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Super nice. Actually cares about how you are doing and listens to you. Makes conversation easy. I felt like I was talking to a friend

Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Amy is very open minded and has even shared personal experiences to help me.

Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Amy gets it!! She is so supportive and encouraging! She has really given me great strategies to try and I’d recommend her and have given her name to some friends!

Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Amy has been so great so far. We have been working together for the past couple of months. I went through a very traumatic experience back in May and could not have gotten through it without her. I recommend her to anyone and everyone. She has been an absolute blessing to me and has given me the tools to get through hard times. ❤️

Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 7 months on issues concerning grief

Absolutely love Amy! She’s helped me so much!

Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes