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Amy-Jo Hilts, LCSW, LICSW

Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

"With all things of life; the hardest thing to learn, is to unlearn what we think we already know to be true."
I am licensed in New York, Massachusetts, and Oregon with over 12 years of Clinical Psychotherapy work experience. In a supportive non judgmental down-to-earth atmosphere I believe in complete transparency and fully engaging each client to ensure a person centered approach to treatment and goal setting. I specialize in several areas including women's issues, parenting issues, depression, anxiety, emotional distress, trauma, coping and problem solving skills, and those struggling with their day-to-day emotions and stressful situations that impact well being and decision making.
Together I will help you work towards learning self awareness, identify and supportively eliminate negative beliefs that promote self doubt, self devaluing thoughts, behaviors, and fears, all while learning to communicate more openly and effectively, promoting a sense of growth, independence, problem solving, coping skills, resiliency, and an over all healthy wellbeing. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Jealousy, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

OR LCSW L14794

MA LICSW 127062

NY LCSW 085515


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amy-Jo Hilts. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She listens and understands. She makes me feel like me feelings are valid. I'm seen and heard. She suggests other helpful tools like books or somatic exercises. She's great

Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Amy-Jo for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

I initially had a session with Amy Jo Hilts over a year ago and her great advice stuck with me for so long that I knew she would be a great resource for me now that I’m struggling again. She was kind enough to see me right away and just like last time, was super helpful. Looking forward to more sessions with her in the future!

Written on Jul 19, 2023 after therapy with Amy-Jo for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Amy - Jo has been kind, non-judgemental, and understanding. She is patient and offered a good listening ear. She also will explain psychology, and nerd out if you're like me and want to know that sort of thing. ☺️

Written on May 03, 2023 after therapy with Amy-Jo for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief