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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #LH60403531 (Expires: 2021-02-11)
Serves as an excellent sounding board without pressing any advice or plans.
Super knowledgeable in a lot of modalities. I’m a betterhelp counselor myself and I feel fortunate to have been matched with someone so capable and professional to help me with my life and practice.
Amy Plumb is a wonderful counselor. She has helped me significantly during my tumultuous year.
Amy’s is strait and tot he point.
From just the first few texts we’ve had I can tell Amy’s very diligent with her approach
Amy Plumb provides me with the tools to tackle my problems. She's clear and concise about what needs to happen and how to go about it.
I love working with Amy, she is direct to the point and fully equips me to manage my emotional needs. I really appreciate everything since my dad's passing it has helped me cope.
I love Amy. She is there for me when no one else is. I feel like I have a friend, a life line. I am not alone.
Amy is direct, honest and supportive. Come prepared with your challenges to your phone meetings to get the most out of it. I definitely recommend Amy!
Amy is fantastic. She loves and believes in what she does and this is fully reflected in the quality of service she provides. She is streight to the point and very result-based. She offers fantastic tips and tools to deal with the situation - both through messaging, counselling and exercises. I am also following her DBT skills training and I find it extremely helpful, well articualte and practical. I would reccomend her to anyone who has similar issues to mine (very emotional, hard to manage emotions, impulsive, needs some guidance on life vision and how to meet personal goals and overall needs some DBT kind of trainings)/.... I will defently continue with her for as much as I can afford!
Amy had been great and a very positive support for me
Amy's absolutely wonderful and is extremely supportive. Not only does she validate me when I'm feeling a certain way when I'm supposed to feel a certain way, she also points out when I'm not being rational and I'm not "in the right." She's wonderful and I highly recommend her to anyone!!!
I find Amy to be very supportive and, most especially attentive to what I might need, at each moment of our collaboration together. She was prompt in her replies and also encouraging of my commitment and progress. Reading recommendations were spot on and she identified the source of my angst and frustration which has helped me do the work I need to get to where I want to be. I'm a WIP, like us all, but I'm enjoying the process of becoming more myself. Thank You Amy | FB
Amy has been great. It’s nice having someone to talk to when it’s convenient for you. She seems to really care and has great insight.
Amy is straight forward in the best communicative way. It's only been a couple of weeks working with her and I can confidently say that I'm growing into a new self and constantly practicing what that means!
Amy is compassionate, caring, and respectful. She listens deeply and makes you feel like your concerns and feelings are valid.
Amy is a dedicated professional, and diligently works to keep progress fresh, even in these unprecedented times, which is admirable.
It is a pleasure working with Amy. She is thoughtful, attentive, and very insightful!
Amy utilizes resources to help her clients comprehensively. This gives a full wrap-around therapy experience which is really impactful. She’s helpful, knowledgeable, kind, and real.
Amy is really great! She helps me through many confusing situations and I don't feel so lost in situations that seemed impossible. Really responsive and awesome!
She's been great at communicating and offering tools to try
I haven’t been working with her for very long, but so far she has been very responsive and gives feedback/asks questions. I feel comfortable talking with her and I think so far she has demonstrated that she is capable and knows her stuff. I would definitely recommend her to others, in fact I have.
Amy is wonderful
Amy has been heaven sent for me. She not only offers a listening ear and really helpful training for healing through my past trauma but she also is happy to just chit chat as-well and that means the world to me having someone just understand and not be too overwhelming at the same time. Would 10/10 recommend her to anyone who is feeling lost and non-trusting of therapy she is really warm and easy to talk to and offers training skills for you to take through your life with you. :)
Amy Plumb is a down to earth person. She is very knowledgeable about the topics she is teaching. She always seems to say the right thing and sometimes unexpectedly says something you have never thought about and then totally changes your way of thinking. I am as happy as I can be with her. Thank you Amy!
I’m not big into counseling, have had many poor experiences in past. I have just started working with Amy, I find her approach refreshing and helpful.
I started counseling as a completely broken person. My marriage was failing, I had a tremendous amount of trauma in my early life, and I wasn't able to develop skills to handle my emotions and communicate my feelings. I'm far from "fixed," and I think I will always be a work-in-progress, but Amy is helping me ask those hard questions to myself. I had built a wall inside to protect myself; Amy is helping me chip and break it down.
My relationship with Amy has been very refreshing. She almost immediately identified the technique that would work for me and has been following up with me even when she doesn’t hear from me for a while. I like working with her and the skills she is teaching are exactly what I need in my life right now.
I appreciate how Amy allows me to share my thoughts at my own pace. I'm also very appreciative of how she goes out of her way to find and provide resources that could help me.
I have had a handful of counselors in my day and Amy is my absolute favorite. She is authentic and calls things as they are. I am so very appreciative of the DBT skills I have been learning from her. They have sincerely changed my life.
I absolutely loved my counselor she is so great and works with you to try and figure out what exactly is happening in your life and it seems like she does what she can whenever she can that’s the best thing about her.
I’ve only used BetterHelp for a short period of time but so far I am really finding it useful.
Amy is great! She makes it really interactive with videos and worksheets, and I find that I’m able to dig deeper into my goals that way. She is great and I’m so happy I was matched with her!
Amy is a thoughtful, educated, philosophical counselor who suggested a book to me for my further exploration for insights into how the education system is yielding to over-sensitized people, and how those people end up vexing me in the work place. Touché! A sad end to the Socratic method in universities, as well as a mine field in a business.
It’s still fairly early in my process with Amy, and we’re off to a good start. I think her counseling is helping so far.
Amy is the best counselor I have worked with!
I’ve enjoyed my time with Amy so far. I like that I can message her, and not feel like I have to get everything solved in one message. I know she’s there for me throughout the day/week.
Amy is awesome. I am very grateful for her expertise and support!
Amy has been so incredibly helpful for me. She is empathetic and a great listener and has also helped me actively pursue health. Her DBT trainings have helped me feel equipped to take on life and work through my anxiety instead of letting my anxiety take control of my life.
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!
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.
Amy is incredible and takes the time to follow up and make sure that I'm considering my mental health. I trust her
Amy is very caring and respectful. She will listen when you want to speak and offers effective advice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amy has been an open and confident counselor. I have improved greatly from her focused advice. I would highly recommend.
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.
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.
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.
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
Amy's no-nonsense but compassionate approach to my therapy falls perfectly in line with my needs
I really like the way she presents information.
Amy is the best <3
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.
She challenges me to really be affective in making changes towards my personal goals and happiness.
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.
So far she’s been fantastic and I really appreciate her validating my feelings and experiences. Thank you!
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.
Honestly she’s absolutely fantastic! She’s real and truly cares.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amy is amazing. I appreciate how she listens to me and I trust her expertise.
She seems very sharp, responsive, great communication, and gets to the heart of what you need.
She is a reliable source when my emotions are not stable.
Amy provides awesome insights!
She's open minded and timely in her responses. It's early but so far I'm glad I did this.