Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed to practice in Florida and Massachusetts
Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University in 2014. She has over a decade of experience in the field of trauma and addiction. The core of Amy’s passion is believing that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires evidence-based practices and interventions applied with an honest and non-judgmental approach. Amy’s clinical approach is to be supportive and encouraging will assisting clients in addressing the root causes of their issues. Amy enjoys working with adolescents, teens and adults.
Amy’s goal is to first create a trusting and safe space that enables a client to feel empowered and comfortable while taking ownership of his or her individual recovery. Using a client-centered approach, Amy has been trained in a variety of evidenced based practices including the following: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Expressive Modalities, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Sand Tray. Through accessing inner resources, clients will be able to achieve emotional tolerance, reframe negative core beliefs, and learn positive coping skills for mood stabilization. Amy values the therapeutic relationship and is dedicated to helping those on a journey of healing.
Amy started her career working with adolescents and young adults through a non-profit organization with an emphasis on trauma resolution and behavioral modification before transitioning into working with individuals with substance abuse disorders and underlying traumas. Amy strives to assist clients in becoming independent and learning to live life free from substances. Amy has also worked with a variety of mental health issues and has an understanding that healing is not linear and takes perseverance and consistency. In order for one to heal, it takes reexamining old belief systems, challenging negative self-talk, and learning practical life skills. No one has to recover alone!
When she is not working she loves being a mother, spending time out in nature or spending time with friends, and watching fantasy movies.
- Expert in grief & loss and had provided bereavement counseling while working in hospice care
- Practicing EMDR for over a decade having been trained by the renowned Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs
- Clinical interests include counseling teen girls, working with young adults, addressing the underlying trauma of addictive disorders
Amy’s Blog Articles
- Sand Tray Therapy: A Pathway to Healing and Self-Discovery
- Local Events for Mental Health Awareness Month