Amy Plumb

(LMHC, MAC, CCTP)

About Me

I work with you to identify how you want your life to look and feel like and then to address any blocks you might have to having the life you desire. I want to help you achieve your desired therapy goals as quickly as possible while giving you as much time as you need. I teach mindfulness skills to clients and skills to help them learn how to take control of their emotions so that their emotions are no longer controlling them. I use dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, EMDR therapy, energy psychology methods and other types of therapy that might be helpful depending on your preferences and problems. I am also a certified life coach.

I got my start working in residential treatment with counseling and providing case management for people who have severe and persistent mental illness. From there, I moved to an outpatient community mental health agency, where I worked for five years as a therapist specializing in helping people who have co-occurring disorders (one or more mental health disorders and a substance use disorder and/or addiction). While working in community mental health, I started my private practice and did both until September 2016, when I went full time in private practice. My coaching practice is online and I facilitate a personal growth and development group.

I have a bachelor's degree in social science, a master's degree in counseling psychology, seven years (ABD) in a doctoral program for counseling psychology, and I transferred to a PhD program in psychology specializing in consciousness, spirituality, and integrative health.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #LH60403531 (Expires: 2021-02-11)


Reviews

Written by D.O. on Feb 21, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Other family members looking for online counseling. Recommended Amy without hesitation. I'm a VERY private person. Amy takes the time to let me get comfortable sharing without "prying". My first experience with any counseling.

Written by J.U. on Feb 13, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Amy is very nice, helpful and attentive. Her responses are frequent and her words show that she is truly taking your concerns into consideration to find the right solutions. I would highly recommend her!

Written by H.I. on Feb 01, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve only been working with her for a few weeks but she’s been extremely helpful for me since I’m going through a really rough patch in my life. She’s recommended books, videos she’s created, types of therapy, and ideas on how to get through my situation. She’s also a realist and blunt, that’s definitely what I prefer. I don’t want to be babied or have anything sugar coated so we are a good match.

Written by C.O. on Jan 31, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Amy is incredible and takes the time to follow up and make sure that I'm considering my mental health. I trust her

Written by N.I. on Jan 05, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Amy is a mindset reset guru. She doesn't placate me and gives me tools that work. I absolutely love how she teaches DBT. These skills work when I use them. I was in a horrible place close to a nervous breakdown and her skillset quickly helped reset me to a more productive and beneficial space. My favorite thing about Amy is that she is totally 100% authentic. She shoots straight and doesn't mince any words. Her real and raw approach can seem abrasive initially, but it literally set me in a trajectory of self-awareness and healing. I am so thankful I was matched with her.

Written by T.A. on Dec 28, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Amy is incredibly kind, understanding, and, most especially, consistent, which is so helpful when you’re trying to process and heal.

Written by J.O. on Dec 09, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Amy is very caring and respectful. She will listen when you want to speak and offers effective advice.

Written by S.A. on Nov 05, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Amy is patient and understanding. She knows how to guide me through stressful situations and have been very helpful in making difficult decisions.

Written by S.A. on Oct 24, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and anger management

After trying several counselors over the past few years and being continually disappointed, I feel that Amy is a breath of fresh air. She really understands the challenges that I'm facing as a stepmom, a business owner and a human trying to stay in the present and feeling pulled in a zillion directions every single day. She is very knowledgable and is easy to talk to over email and 'face-to-face'. I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for a kind, down-to-earth, open minded counselor.

Written by T.O. on Oct 22, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

In the short time I have been using Better Help and connecting with Amy Plumb my outlook has changed. I like how she asks me questions to guide me to think about my feelings and perceptions. I feel very confident In her expertise and knowledge and look forward to continuing my counseling with her.

Written by I.S. on Oct 21, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

In the short time I have worked with Ms. Plumb I am amazed at how helpful and beneficial an experience I’ve had. Her responses are quick, her tone is direct, yet caring, and she has an obvious depth of experience and knowledge backing her words up. She has an extensive set of tools available for any issue that may arise. Most importantly, she always comes across caring and non-judgmental. She has changed my mind about therapy and counseling and I look forward to working with her for the considerable future.

Written by H.O. on Oct 19, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I am thankful that I encountered Amy on BetterHelp. I needed someone who could meet my needs for a quick pace of mindfulness training and regular checking-in. Amy was able to do that by sending me videos that I could watch around my busy schedule. She personalized the videos by checking in with me regularly and helping me tailor the lessons from the videos to my own life and needs. She was warm, but professional, and I trusted her expertise completely. I did not know that DBT and mindfulness training was something that I needed until I met Amy. Even if I am not in therapy for a long time, I will take the early lessons she guided me through with me in my life and use them as a basis for more DBT practice in the future.

Written by W.H. on Sep 18, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and career difficulties

Amy has been an open and confident counselor. I have improved greatly from her focused advice. I would highly recommend.

Written by J.E. on Sep 11, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Amy is easy to talk to and professional. I can tell that she is highly trained and knowledgeable in her field. Amy has helped me to understand my brain and to get into healthy thinking habits. I look forward to learning more.

Written by R.E. on Jul 30, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Amy Plumb is the most effective therapist I have ever worked with. I am very pleased with her level of expertise, professionalism, and what I have been able to accomplish while working with her. I cannot recommend her enough.

Written by T.A. on Jul 17, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Amy has been very insightful, offering the right series of skills to help me take control of my own thinking and emotions. She is supportive and always responds from a place of reflection and non-judgment, which gives me greater insight into how to solve my own problems better, rather than stress further. Highly recommend her to anyone, especially if you're feeling "stuck" in life's patterns.

Written by J.A. on Jul 17, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

I appreciate the questions and how she keeps pace with my thoughts though it is probably difficult to string together themes via message. Several of her reflections and questions have been powerful for me. I look forward to scheduling a phone session in the future

Written by S.H. on Jul 12, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amy's no-nonsense but compassionate approach to my therapy falls perfectly in line with my needs

Written by D.I. on Jul 07, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks

She’s great!

Written by J.O. on Jul 03, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I really like the way she presents information.

Written by I.Z. on May 30, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Amy is the best <3

Written by N.I. on May 28, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Amy is the most down to earth, practical but still empathetic counselor I have been to. Even when I am unsure of the direction the conversation might be going, she knows the right questions to ask to get to the root of the issue I am trying to resolve. Her suggested therapies for my treatment have been spot on so far. I am very grateful for her and will continue to recommend her to anyone who is searching for this type of counseling.

Written by K.A. on Apr 14, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

She challenges me to really be affective in making changes towards my personal goals and happiness.

Written by H.E. on Mar 27, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 3 weeks

She sent very useful resources in two formats to help formulate a plan for personal improvement. I have not been as communicative and I appreciate that she had checked in and that there’s effort to have someone who wants to help, if that makes any sense. Mental illness is such a bear. This makes it easier to parse when you just can’t handle being around people much.

Written by C.H. on Mar 16, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

So far she’s been fantastic and I really appreciate her validating my feelings and experiences. Thank you!

Written by J.U. on Mar 11, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Amy is wonderful.

Written by D.A. on Feb 21, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and anger management

Right from the start I was impressed with Amy's professionalism, how seriously she took her work and how effective she was even when we were just texting. Things have been going well since I decided to get help and would definitely recommend this course of action for anyone trying to better their life.

Written by M.A. on Feb 20, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Honestly she’s absolutely fantastic! She’s real and truly cares.

Written by E.R. on Jan 17, 2019 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Messaging with Amy has been really helpful. I appreciate how quickly and thoughtfully she responds to my messages. I’ve felt more assured knowing that I can text her if something has happened.

Written by E.L. on Oct 24, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I feel that she really knows the right questions to ask and I think she’s really patient and wonderful. I would recommend her to anyone wanting help in any of her specialties

Written by B.R. on Oct 24, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Amy is an amazingly compassionate person, who shows exceptional skill as a therapist. She listens, identifies what's happening, and gives easily-understood and easily-implemented approaches to things. I came into therapy with a little hesitance and a lot of confusion, and within a short period gained a lot more insight into my situation, my feelings, and a lot more control over how I was responding to challenging circumstances. It was an awesome experience.

Written by D.A. on Oct 19, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Amy is always very responsive and thought in her responses. I feel like she really listens to what I have to say, and can ask questions that bring the conversation to a deeper level. I would highly recommend Amy as a counselor.

Written by M.A. on Oct 12, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

Amy Plumb was a great mental help professional and she responded quickly to my messages with compassion and information to help me better understand some of the things I was going through and try to provide me with strategies for dealing with those things.

Written by J.E. on Oct 03, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Amy is a great, she is clear. Realistic and provides you with thought provoking questions that allow you to dig deeper into what could be causing your issues.

Written by H.O. on Sep 07, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Amy is amazing. I appreciate how she listens to me and I trust her expertise.

Written by A.N. on Aug 10, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related

She seems very sharp, responsive, great communication, and gets to the heart of what you need.

Written by S.W. on Aug 07, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

She is a reliable source when my emotions are not stable.

Written by A.S. on Aug 06, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and family

Amy provides awesome insights!

Written by J.A. on Aug 04, 2018 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, intimacy-related, sleeping, and anger

She's open minded and timely in her responses. It's early but so far I'm glad I did this.