I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) currently based in New York, NY. I am also licensed in Washington State and have years of experience living and working in Seattle, WA. I have served children, teenagers, and adults experiencing a wide range of mental health concerns, particularly trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and bipolar disorder.
I am trained in many evidence-based approaches including DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy) and PE (Prolonged Exposure Therapy), and I'm a big fan of using these approaches while also incorporating a humanistic and supportive therapeutic alliance. I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy, but also that everyone can learn the tools to become their own therapist, and that this is ultimately goal. I tend to examine problems in a socratic style, uncovering the negative and unhelpful beliefs that often keep us stuck in our symptoms. I also like to incorporate humor if possible to infuse sessions with a lighthearted sentiment, as I believe laughter is as great of a release as crying.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Domestic Violence, Expats, Guilt and Shame, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WA LICSW LW60859065
NY LCSW 088901
She’s amazing, and always has time for you. She’s been really helpful to me in finding a better outlook.
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd