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
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LMHC #LH60403531 (Expires: 2021-02-11)
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.
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.
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 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.
Amy is incredibly kind, understanding, and, most especially, consistent, which is so helpful when you’re trying to process and heal.
Amy is very caring and respectful. She will listen when you want to speak and offers effective advice.
Amy is patient and understanding. She knows how to guide me through stressful situations and have been very helpful in making difficult decisions.
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!
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.
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.