Amy Stafford

(MA, LPC)

About Me

Welcome!

While you may feel lost now, that is not an indication of how your life will continue. It takes a lot of strength and will power to work towards a more fulfilling and happier life. I applaud you. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. Here is a little about me and how I plan to support you:

I have a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (2016) and am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas. I have experience working with school aged children, adolescents and adults. My experience is varied and comes from an array of different settings including community mental health agencies, public school settings, rehabilitation centers, acute psychiatric hospitalizations and residential psychiatric treatment facilities. Although that seems like a mouthful, it simply means that I have had experience working with a broad range and severity of clinical and behavioral presenting issues, such as: depression, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, adjustment disorders, phase-of-life problems, relationship and family issues, LBGT+ community and much more.

I am a firm believer everyone is an expert in their own life and posses the skills necessary to attain the best version of themselves. My therapeutic style involves helping you to arrive at insight, strategies, and tools that you can begin using immediately to make positive change in your life. We don’t just sit and talk. I love to provide you with concrete tools wherever possible and help you to have a plan for the following days before our next session, if that is the pace you would like to move at. Collaboration is important - together we can work on steps for you to reach your goals and help overcome your presenting concerns.

I would describe my style as authentic, genuine, warm and supportive. I will be there to guide you, encourage you, possibly even challenge you if I feel you are unknowingly allowing obstacles to stand in your way. If you are looking for quick fixes, I am not the best counselor to work with. I believe in taking time and working on wellness slowly, holistically, and consistently. Just as physical health takes time and consistency, so does mental health. I look forward to helping you in any way I can!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #76835 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by C.R. on Apr 15, 2021 after counseling with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Amy is understanding and helpful. She really listens to what I have to say. She offers insight. I appreciate what she has to say.

Written by J.O. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Amy is great in reading into the lines and understanding. I am surprised she could find out something I have missed in my conversation.

Written by A.J. on Nov 11, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Amy has been incredibly sweet and understanding when it comes to me and my needs. I never felt pressured and have enjoyed my experience so far. I’d highly recommended anyone I know to her.

Written by S.H. on Oct 24, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Amy is an incredibly helpful counselor. She has responded to my messages quickly and is great at giving tips to improve my anxiety!

Written by A.M. on Aug 12, 2020 after counseling with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is very friendly and understanding. Her response time is fantastic.