Dr. Amy Clayton

(PsyD, LCSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. I have been working as a therapist for over 21 years. I have worked in outpatient as well as inpatient settings, including hospitals, clinics, group homes, and private practice. Many of my clients are high achieving people who find themselves surprised to be struggling with a problem. By drawing upon their strengths, I assist them in making meaningful changes that can make a significant difference in their lives. My clients bring a wide range of concerns to my office. I often see people who are experiencing problems with anxiety, depression, loss, grief, stress, substance abuse, relationship problems, and family dynamics. My goal as your therapist is to help you regain your self-confidence and help you succeed on your own. My treatment approach is to provide solutions through support and helpful feedback to assist clients with confronting recent life challenges or exploring longstanding patterns that have left them feeling stuck. Blending a variety of therapeutic techniques, I tailor my approach to the individual client to help them overcome their roadblocks to success and promoting their independence.
Reaching out is the first step toward feeling better, I am glad you are here. How can I help?


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Codependency , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Multicultural Concerns , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #21758 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Sep 10, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr. Clayton is insightful, supportive, and responsive. Everything you want in a therapist. It’s obvious that she really cares and because of that it’s easy to build a therapeutic relationship with her, even via video!

Written by R.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Clayton is such a gem! Insightful, forthright, and compassionate, she is skilled at shining the light of fresh perspective onto old patterns - and does it with a great sense of humor. In two months of support, I gained some really helpful insights from our time together, which allow me to move forward feeling more balanced, confident, and in the flow of life. I would definitely recommend her.

Written by K.A. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

I feel so at ease and comfortable with Dr Clayton, she’s funny and able to compassionately relate to my situations and offer unique perspectives and solutions. I’m really glad I found her!

Written by M.I. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr. Clayton has been very helpful. She listens and give input that are very insightful. She understands my emotional hardships through my break up and offers great views on my situation.

Written by B.R. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Clayton is very responsive, easy to talk to, and gave me actionable tips and therapy ideas that seem to be working well for me so far. I’ve been able to follow through with her advice and have already seen changes in my mood and life skills.

Written by A.N. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Clayton has been amazing. She really listens and I feel seen and heard. We mesh well, and she’s funny! Definitely helps. I really feel like she can help me see things more clearly.

Written by J.E. on Mar 03, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very understanding and encouraging.

Written by N.A. on Jan 14, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Clayton’s been very helpful in just a couple of sessions!