I am devoted and passionate about my work and truly enjoy helping people find their happiness. I am a fully licensed Clinical Social Worker (LMSW) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). I earned my Master's degree in Social Work from Wayne State University and graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. I have over ten years of experience working in the mental health field and have specialized in Substance Use issues for the last five years.
I provide professional, confidential counseling to individuals and families. I specialize in Substance Use therapy and Co-occurring disorders, utilizing the Cognitive Behavioral Model and Stages of Change/Motivational Interviewing. In addition, I have extensive knowledge in treating disorders such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD. I am now trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I provide a compassionate, comfortable environment and use multiple therapeutic techniques to develop strengths and new coping skills. I take great pride in creating a unique and specific treatment plan designed for each individual or family to succeed.
Additional areas of focus: Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Mood Disorders, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sex Addiction, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801087269
So far she's been very kind and listens to my concerns and has seemed confident that we can work through all of my issues, however I feels it's too soon for a full on review so I will further my review after a few more sessions.
Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
I love this therapy option and I love my Therapist. Thank you for all your help.
Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, anger management, and career difficulties
Miss Amy as a joy she's fantastic to talk to you she's very encouraging and she will definitely help you make you feel better about yourself
Written on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and anger management
A key part of Amy’s therapeutic practice is to normalize what you are going through by relating your experience to her personal life, where she indicates that she has experienced something similar to what you have in order to make you feel less isolated. While this is not an approach that works for me as someone who prefers to have a therapist who asks questions that lead me to pull on my own experiences to address what I am navigating, if you are someone who is looking to have this form of therapeutic relationship Amy is very friendly and non-judge mental.
Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I am extremely grateful to have Amy as a counselor. She always listens to me, respects me, and encourages me. Amy has offered me a safe space to share my struggles. I have seen a lot of growth and healing in areas that we have been working on during our times together, which I am so very thankful for.
Written on Jan 29, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 6 months
She’s great! I really like her and feel comfortable talking to her.
Written on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Amy for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes