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Amy Phelps, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Eating disorders Depression
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About me

Welcome! I am glad you've chosen to heal.

My name is Amy, a licensed psychotherapist & a board-certified supervisor with more than 15 years of experience. I am passionate, at times moody. Some days I am silly & animated, others I'm focused on every detail.
Most days, I am intensely grateful to love what I do.

If you're interested in details about how I can help you or others, keep reading.
I hope you find answers to questions you have about therapy.

Conceptualizing a practitioner's style tends to be a known challenge in the field of psychotherapy. I am thankful for the time you have chosen to spend with my words.
I hope my intentions are clear in this overview of my clinical foundation below:

I have found that most beneficial to my identity as a practitioner have not been mandatory requirements, but instead were learned through my experience of practice in the treatment of my valued clients.

I find that closest to my heart in my purpose as a therapist is my own intention to hold myself accountable just as I do my clients.
Any abilities are highlighted by my own love, respect and lifelong passion to help others grow-heal & change.

Using a natural ability to create empathic connection-I am committed to the same values used in all clinical expectations for clients as a daily practice for myself in my professional and my personal life.

In addition to providing psychotherapy, I supervise clinicians as they complete licensure. From the appreciation of my own experience through mentorship, I found that my dream to formalize and provide clinical supervision ultimately intensified my love and commitment to the field of psychotherapy.

My partnership with Betterhelp allows me to use a collaborative approach as independent practitioner. Focus on prioritizing smaller caseloads, I am able to commit to the long term needs & well-being of each client, based on each individualized needs.

Most noted from the feedback of clients, I am attentive, nurturing, flexible, knowledgeable and direct in my communication.

I find that authenticity is essential to my identity, just as transparency underlies the role as a therapist. I strive to prioritize the practice of grace, using fairness in expectations as I model personal accountability in a fundamental way. Reciprocal respect and mutual acceptance is foundational in all relationships. My clients are no different.

My theoretical style & philosophical approach has evolved over many years of formal practice. Using most often the evidence-based techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness & Internal Family Systems.
No matter what techniques are planned, goals developed, or behavioral plans made, the process of psychotherapy can be defined in whole during the presence of any moment.

Naturally we develop our skills through hands-on experience, but only intuition & knowledge hold a therapist's intrinsic ability to know best technique & style for the present moment.

With specialized understanding in trauma recovery, I believe that YOU are the expert of your story, and only YOU hold the power to transform your life. My therapeutic role in this partnership is as valuable as YOUR effort. Your openness, honesty and responsibility of your growth & healing are fundamental to this process. I am able to provide support validation and accountability as a guide.
The therapeutic process of these elements always requires inherent balance.

My faith, provides an added a layer of unique impartiality to my role, that is important to acknowledge. My spiritual beliefs intertwine with an honest self-awareness that transcends the mind, body and soul connection. I strive to navigate all relationships using reciprocal trust & mutual respect. Through this balance, I believe all humans are capable of change-just as all relationships can be repaired, rebuilt and transformed.

Many of my clients identify through the healing of unresolved childhood trauma, some deconstruct the toxicity of family dysfunction & learn to manage symptoms or conquer their own addiction!

*My Role as a Therapist:

I have a unique responsibility to challenge clients in their identified patterns of toxicity. Using techniques like supportive encouragement and confrontation, we dismantle irrational beliefs to help clients discover their own empowerment. This growth process allows for the individual practical application in their own lifelong process of healing!

Fundamental elements like the completion of my undergraduate and graduate education, advanced guidance of supervision resulting in 15 years of clinical experience as a licensed practitioner resulted in the foundation necessary to provide therapy to others.
Through this required structure, I have been able to accomplish my dreams starting with out in schools, community agencies, therapeutic day treatment, crisis stabilization, residential facilities - often varying in intensity. Working primarily with teenagers, families, then later individual adults allowed me the maturity and completion of more than a decade of motherhood and sobriety-two of my most significant of my roles.

*The Magic of Therapy:
Using the structure of standard practice and evidence-based technique; only licensed therapists possess the exclusive legal responsibility, training and experience combined with ethical ability to provide safe, legitimate medical treatment. Verifiable benefit has been shown with the commitment of practice with a licensed practitioner.

My ultimate priority as a licensed psychotherapist is to provide the emotional safety that ensures healing.
NO obstacle is superior against the profound strength of human connection & individual willpower! An OPEN heart is the ONLY requirement!

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Professional experience

16yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Eating disorders Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, 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, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

OK LPC LPC05248

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amy Phelps. 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've been seeing Amy for well over a year now I think & she is fantastic! She mentioned once how, no matter how often we get sidetracked, she makes sure that it always helps me. I appreciate that because I tend to get distracted easily and enjoy those side conversations. I thought that just spoke so much to how much she cares about her clients that she's more focused on how we spend our time productively than I am :) Highly recommend her!

Written on Mar 18, 2024 after therapy with Amy for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Amy is a wonderful thoughtful therapist. She is flexible with scheduling and always there when needed for emergencies. She is open minded with great advice and techniques.

Written on Dec 08, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

I have made more progress with Amy than I have in years. She understands my goals, needs and provides me the tools I need to keep moving forward in my journey. She provides a safe, trusting environment. I have never felt so confident with a therapist before her.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue