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Amy Willard, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Self esteem ADHD
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri . I currently practice at an equine-assisted therapy facility where I provide both in office talk therapy and experiential based therapies utilizing horses. I have worked with a wide range of clients from young children to adults with varying concerns such as; anxiety, depression, PTSD, relational concerns, trauma, ADHD,OCD, and issues related to cognitive, developmental, and physical disabilities.
I take a client-centered approach to counseling, assisting clients to utilize their skills to find the best path forward to meet their needs. I am a Trauma-informed therapist who has utilized modalities such as; CBT, Mindfulness-based therapies, Person-centered therapy, Breath and Body work, and Narrative therapy, among others.
I provide a safe, accepting environment where clients can explore their concerns without judgment. Feeling connected and comfortable with a therapist is a very important aspect of successful therapy.
I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Hearing Impaired, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

MO LPC 2018045624

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amy Willard. 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 has been very professional at each of our sessions. She listens to me and clearly communicates her responses. She provided me with worksheets to help me work through some communication skills. I have enjoyed meeting each week and look forward to future visits.

Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Kind, open minded, gentle, and encouraging

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amy is very attentive and is easy to talk to.
She makes me feel absolutely comfortable throughout the entire session.

Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Helps me build an arsenal of tools I can use when in crisis.

Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Very patient, I like working with Amy.

Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Amy is a really easy-going and nice therapist, she knows how to make you feel at ease and when it's time to lead the session vs time to listen to you.

You can feel she has quite a lot of experience since she knows which questions to ask and can quickly understand what kind of person you are.

Unfortunately it's not the easiest to book a session with her, but she's always very responsive even with messages!

Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd