Hello, Amy here.
I'd love to hear from you.
But first let’s talk about the ways I can help you and whether I specialize in what you need. A good therapist doesn't specialize in everything under the sun.
My expertise is in helping you:
• Decrease depression, anxiety, and stress
• Effectively handle financial issues and improve your relationship to money
• Negotiate life and career transitions
• Heal from childhood sexual abuse
• Resolve sexual orientation and gender identity issues
Clients say that after therapy with me they feel less depression and anxiety; can cope better with life’s stressors; have greater financial clarity and freedom; live more authentically; and feel greater peace in their lives.
I have 20 years of experience working as a therapist in various settings, including hospital emergency rooms, so there’s not much that can ruffle my feathers. I see my role as a compassionate mentor to help you through the struggles you might be facing at this time, without judgment.
As far as my training, I earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at the University of Colorado in 1997. After graduating, I enrolled in additional graduate level psychology courses through the Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education Department at the University of Colorado so that I could become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado in 1999.
There are many ‘techniques’ that can be used to accomplish the goals of therapy, but the most important factor in counseling is to develop an honest, respectful relationship so that we can get you feeling and doing better as quickly as possible. That is always my first priority.
With that said, I draw on numerous techniques in order to customize your therapy to your style and your needs. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, motivational counseling, trauma therapy, ego state therapy, Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy, and Jungian depth psychology. (And if you don’t know what some of these are, I’m happy to answer your questions about them!)
In addition, I was a research scientist for many years in the fields of immunology, microbiology, and molecular biology, so this background also greatly informs my practice. I draw on exciting new research about brain structure and function to help us understand the inter-relationships of physical, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive elements, and how they impact you. Knowing how we operate on a neurochemical level helps us to design interventions that can change unwanted symptoms and behaviors.
I’m so glad that you’ve reached out for support. You’ve taken the first step toward making positive changes that can alter the trajectory of your life in ways you may not even imagine. I would be honored to help with the process of making those changes happen.
Hope to hear from you soon!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties
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