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Amy Torn, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

Hello! I am an Arizona-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with more than 20 years of experience counseling children, teens, and adults. I have trained and practiced extensively as a cognitive-behavioral therapist, and I also have a passion for mindfulness-based approaches for greater well-being. As a recovering worrier and formerly fierce self-critic, I find great peace and joy in Eastern and Western spiritual wisdom. This has helped to free me from thoughts and behaviors that weighed me down for many years. I also practice and share self-compassion and mindfulness approaches to better cope with emotions and to change distressing patterns of thought and behavior.
In counseling, I encourage people to tune into/trust their intuition; practice greater self-acceptance; release themselves from the burden of limiting beliefs; and find meaning and opportunity in challenging experiences. I offer a Spiritually-oriented, compassionate, and collaborative approach to counseling.
I have a passion and specialty in assisting adults who are experiencing anxiety and those who wish to be more loving/accepting of themselves. My work with children and teens is focused solely on treating anxiety issues (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, school/test anxiety, and phobias) using fun, effective strategies/skills.
I also enjoy helping individuals who are seeking deeper contentment or meaning in their lives and those who are navigating life changes, including major illness and end-of-life issues.
Most of my clinical experience has been counseling children, teens, and adults in outpatient settings (group and private practice). I have also worked in intensive-outpatient programs, providing cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness therapy to those experiencing depression and/or anxiety. In addition, I am trained in a dream interpretation model developed at the University of Maryland, for those interested in using their dreams to better understand and enhance their waking lives.
My other professional/personal interests include walks in nature, meditation, astrology, Reiki, vegan baking, and travel. I lived in Southern California for two decades and relocated to Southern Arizona last year.
Thank you for viewing my site. It will be a joy to connect with you!

Professional experience

23yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Phobias, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amy Torn. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Amy is great and empathetic, LOVE her

Written on Jul 22, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

My best experience with therapy thus far.

Written on Jul 17, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Amy is truly one of a kind. Very skilled and attentive. She provides excellent communication and understanding from a place of non judgment and compassion.

Written on Jun 26, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Amy listens and has a lot of suggestions for getting you on the right path.

Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Talking with Amy is like talking to a long time family friend who will tell you how it is but with love and a gentle approach.

Written on Apr 11, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Amy is a fantastic match, I’ve had many many many different therapists over the years but I’ve never had one quite like her! I feel so uplifted and fulfilled after each session. I feel heard and understood, while I also walk away from each session, learning some thing valuable. I’m in a much better place because of the help of Amy! I feel so lucky :)

Written on Feb 07, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd