Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH15007)
Amy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who earned her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Tampa. She completed her undergraduate degree at Southeastern University in Lakeland with specialized minors in Biblical Studies and Christian Counseling.
Amy knows personally that life can often be challenging and at times feel overwhelming, and the decision to seek counseling and then risk trusting someone else with tender personal information, is often one of the most challenging hurdles to overcome. That is why Amy is grateful for every opportunity to create a safe, authentic and non-judgmental environment for her clients to explore and grow in ways that are important to them. Amy also values her own practice of self-care and uses the skills she teaches in sessions, in her own life.
In counseling, Amy helps clients learn new strategies to better handle communication and conflict resolution, improve self-worth and emotional regulation, increase awareness of the onset of life patterns and facilitate healing from pain and struggles.
Amy sees her counseling practice as a safe place to explore issues related to: relationship/marriage difficulties, sexual abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, family concerns, premarital counseling, codependency, feelings of being stuck, OCD, self-harm, emotional eating, spiritual concerns, women’s issues, grief, adjustment difficulties, foster and adoption issues and more.
Amy is PREPARE/ENRICH certified for premarital counseling and marriage enrichment and has a professional background in foster care/adoption services and extensive trauma sensitive training. Amy uses Emotionally Focused Therapy in sessions with her couples and an integration of Cognitive Behavioral, Experiential and Mindfulness based practices with her individual clients. Amy also enjoys incorporating spirituality and faith into sessions, inasmuch as her clients desire to do so.
Amy has been married to the love of her life for over 10 years. She and her husband are passionate about community, discipleship and the arts. Amy also enjoys music, yoga, and teaching parenting and discipleship classes.