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Amy Klein, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression
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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

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

License information

MI LMSW 6801089595


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.

Amy's voice alone is so calming. She is super good at listening until she feels it is appropriate to talk/ask me things. She has made me feel beyond supported and almost like a friend because she is so welcoming. She is definitely well versed in everything she states on her profile and has been extremely helpful into opening my eyes to the dynamics of my situations. Everyone needs an Amy!

Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Amy is absolutely amazing as a therapist! She listens to my concerns and challenges me with extra reading and videos. I love the resources that she gives me. She is very knowledgeable! I truly enjoy talking to her every single week.

Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

One of the most beautiful people I’ve spoken to. I highly recommend her!

Written on Apr 29, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amy had been amazing to work with! I have been working through some past trauma and how that is affecting me in my life today. Going through this process has also allowed me to become a better co-parent and partner. Amy has such a wide variety of experience so has been able to help me in so many ways!

Written on Apr 26, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Amy made my return to therapy as easy and comfortable as possible. She is a lovely person, kind, understanding and empathetic. She gave me a lot of thoughtful advice and insight on all topics I brought up with her. You can tell she cares a lot about her clients and wants the very best for them. After two months of weekly sessions with Amy, I feel that my mental health is in a much better space compared to where it was before. I couldn't have asked for a better therapist and would 100% recommend Amy.

Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Amy is kind and patient.
I've never felt so comfortable opening up to someone, she is just so lovely!

Written on Mar 19, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd