I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist. I draw upon relational-cultural, attachment, and family systems theory in my clinical work. I specialize in treating traumatic stress in children, adolescents, and young adults and provide support to their caregivers and family systems. I served as a Child & Family Therapist within the Trauma Treatment Program at Children’s Research Triangle (CRT) in Chicago, IL from 2012-2018, taught graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Art Therapy & Counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 2017-2019. I entered private practice in 2019.
Since earning a MA in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, I have received training in several trauma-focused treatments including Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Adolescents, and Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress.
My style is warm and collaborative. I value transparency, humor and utilizing the creative arts process to compliment talk therapy. I identify as a cis-gender third-generation Mexican-American woman who is married and the mother of two young children. My interests include ceramics, drawing, and sharing time with my friends and family.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180009721
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Amy has been nothing short of amazing to me within this last month. She’s helped me navigate the parts of me that I didn’t know I could, and also participates in giving me different aspects of things. Truly do appreciate her.
Written on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management