Provider type: Therapist
Serving: Adult, Child and Adolescent
Amy's expertise is in therapy with adolescents 11+ and adults, both gay and straight. She uses research-based therapies that offer practical methods and skills that build emotional flexibility, self-awareness, and resilience. For most of Amy's clients, the challenges of creating and sustaining fulfilling relationships is an important reason that they have come to therapy. Many of her clients are working to become free of self-defeating patterns resulting from emotional neglect in early or adolescent development. A typical client is intelligent and responsible as well as anxious and stressed, lonely, depressed or angry.
Amy's undergraduate study was at Vanderbilt University and her graduate work was at the University of Georgia where she completed a Master of Social Work with a specialty certification in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has worked in a range of clinical settings including Emergency Psychiatric Services, Inpatient Crises Stabilization and Domestic Violence Crises Services.
In addition to her academic degrees, Amy has earned advanced training in a range of therapeutic practices and models including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Clinical Hynotherapy and Interpersonal Neurobiology.
Amy is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and the Georgia Society of Clinical Social Workers and the Compassionate Mind Foundation.
Amy consults with a wide diversity of couples, individuals and groups. Some clients are facing problems living with low self-esteem, procrastination, blocks to intimacy, shyness and anger.