Hello! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with 20 years of experience counseling children 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.
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 people who are experiencing anxiety and those who wish to be more loving towards themselves.
I also enjoy helping individuals who are seeking deeper contentment or meaning in their lives and those who are navigating life changes.
Most of my clinical experience has been counseling children 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 astrology, Reiki, yoga, meditation, travel, and walks in nature.
Thank you for viewing my site. It will be a joy to connect with you!
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Sleeping disorders, 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
CA LMFT 44895
AZ LMFT LMFT-15648
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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
Sharing and talking with Amy today gave me the clarity and direction I needed. She listened and I felt validated. I am grateful I reached out for help.
Written on Dec 31, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders
Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd
I am very happy with Amy Torn she has been so sympathetic, caring, and listens well. She is always giving me new things to try with the situations I bring up in our sessions. I look forward to my appointments every week and am very great full to have her in my life to help me through my time in need
Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She is kind, thoughtful and makes you feel heard. I do not feel judged to share my story with her and I look forward to speaking with her.
Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and coaching
Amy is incredible! She is very compassionate, caring and a great listener. At the same time, Amy has offered numerous pieces of feedback and tools and readings to assist my journey. I would highly recommend her to any & everyone looking for an incredible therapist.
Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd