I am a certified licensed clinical social worker with a masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin. I am married and the mother of three adult children. I have worked in agency settings and private practice for over 37 years. I have been in private practice providing individual psychotherapy with adolescents and adults, couples counseling and family therapy for 20 years. I use a variety of techniques in therapy, trying to find what will work best for you. These techniques are likely to include dialogue, interpretation, cognitive reframing, awareness and self monitoring exercises, relaxation techniques, mindfulness work and journal writing. Approaching feelings or thoughts that you may have tried to avoid for a long time or recent painful experiences can be painful and scary and my goal is to provide you a confidential, supportive and non judgmental space for you to explore these feelings and life experiences.
My areas of specialization and expertise include individual therapy for both men and women, couples and family therapy. I have extensive experience working with a cognitive behavioral approach for anxiety and depression, adjustment, transition and relationship issues. In addition I have experience working with survivors of trauma, abuse and victimization. My private practice is currently located in a college town and I have had years of experience working with college age students transitioning to the college environment as well as the transition to the next stage of their adult lives.
It would be my pleasure and honor to support you at this time in your life. I look forward to getting to know you and working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
MD LCSW-C 11979
FL LCSW SW17086
Amy is like my fairy godmother. I look forward to speaking with her knowing my time is valued, and I leave our conversation feeling like I can take on the world!
Written on Apr 19, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Amy has changed my life. She's helped me with grieving an unexpected death in my family, going through divorce, and starting a whole new chapter in my life! She's patient and kind. Blessed to have her and so will you.
Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 2 years on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching
Amy is the best, 10/10 recommend!
Written on May 03, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I was hesitant to start a talk therapy program but I feel I got extremely lucky when the service matched me with Amy. It feels like chatting with a friend, I'm comfortable enough sharing my thoughts and feelings, and Amy truly listens.
Written on Apr 24, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder
I have worked with Amy for over two years and it has changed my life. She helped me appreciate the importance of acceptance of who I am, self-compassion, and moving past my cognitive distortions using CBT. She clearly listened deeply to me during our sessions and was able to provide unique insights into how to move past challenges in my life. I would highly suggest anyone needing to make a change in their life work with Amy to help them do so.
Written on Dec 12, 2020 after therapy with Amy for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Kind and careful.
Written on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue