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Amy Klein, LMSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I have been doing individual, group, and family therapy since I received my MSW degree in 2007, but I've worked in the field of social work since right out of high school. In my therapy practice, I draw from a wide variety of personal and career experiences which have taught me to hold emotional space and cultivate safety and unconditional positive regard for my clients. I began as a VISTA volunteer at a YWCA on the border of Detroit. After completing my BSW at Wayne State University I was hired into a program that provided in-home family therapy and case management for parents that were involved with CPS. Then I joined the Peace Corps and served in Kingston, Jamaica as a youth-at-risk volunteer. I completed my MSW degree at Western Michigan University after I returned to the US, and have worked in a variety of settings as a clinical therapist since then, including a Native tribe, a medium-security prison, rural schools, and within a medical clinic setting. I also teach yoga and am a reiki master, and I practice Native Tradition. My current perspective on counseling is that humanity is going through a massive evolution of consciousness. I am an empath which also informs my therapeutic approach. I enjoy blending scientific facts and ancient wisdom with storytelling when working with my clients. I live in a cottage in the woods, close to Lake Michigan, and I spend as much time in nature as possible. I care deeply about people and while I have many hobbies, mental health therapy has always been my passion. My family is full of mental illness, addiction, narcissism, and abuse and as a child I dreamed of being happy and helping others find their happiness too. I believe we all have an inner compass that can guide us. Mindfulness, CBT techniques, yoga, philosophy, art, music, and humor make up the majority of my approach with clients in an attempt to spark that connection with your inner compass.

Professional experience

13yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

MI LMSW 6801089595

WA LICSW LW 61543809

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amy Klein. 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.

I love my online Therapist, she’s amazing!! I have recommended BetterHelp to three others and they are all very satisfied as well!!

Written on Jul 05, 2024 after therapy with Amy for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amy had a wonderful approach, especially for those who find they don’t get much from traditional therapy. During our sessions she mentioned polyvagal theory which really opened my eyes to how I can relieve my physical and mental health issues.

Written on Jul 02, 2024 after therapy with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amy is very friendly and professional. She listens so well and gives help when needed.
Appreciate having her there to talk to.

Written on Jun 04, 2024 after therapy with Amy for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Incredible! I hope she never leaves BetterHelp!! 10s and Strongly Agrees on every question!

Written on May 28, 2024 after therapy with Amy for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I love how well she listens and responds. She makes me feel comfortable, like I'm talking to a friend. She sends me resources to help me better understand things I'm going through and dealing with.

Written on Apr 13, 2024 after therapy with Amy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I was looking for someone who would understand me and my experience being from a different culture. I was matched with Amy. She has supported me with my struggles and problems has helped me become a better person.

Written on Mar 05, 2024 after therapy with Amy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching