Hello! My name is Amy and I live and work in Seattle, WA. I have been working in the mental health field since 2008. I have a bachelor's degree in social science, a master's degree in counseling psychology, and seven years of doctoral level education in counseling psychology. I've had specialized training in trauma disorders, including complex trauma, substance use disorders and addictions, eating disorders, and couples therapy. I am a state certified substance abuse professional and a nationally certified master addictions counselor. I also hold a certified clinical trauma professional credential and I am a state-approved clinical supervisor. I work with people to help them find solutions to whatever they decide their problems are. There is no judgment about where you've been or where you're at now and we will work together to help you figure out what your goals are and how to achieve them. 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, and other types of therapy that might be helpful depending on your preferences and problems. I am also a life coach and have received training from iPEC, one of the largest ICF-accredited coach training schools in the world. For anyone who resides outside of Washington State, I can provide coaching services from a therapeutic perspective.
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.
Please note that I will respond to all messages within 24 hours. You are welcome to schedule a 30 minute live session (phone, chat, or video) in any open time slot I have available at any time.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LMHC #LH60403531 (Expires: 2020-02-29)
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!
Amy is wonderful.
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.
Amy not only listens but reframes things in a clear and helpful way. She's also willing to provide you the resources you ask for--and even developed a video series to help me! I've had several counselors over my life and she's the best by leaps and bounds!!
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.