With more than 16 years of experience working in the social services field, I bring a variety of resources to help clients grow through whatever challenges they may be facing. I am so grateful for the privilege of witnessing the strength and resilience of the people I serve, and supporting them in their journey towards health and healing.
I treat children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of issues including anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, adjustment disorders and behavioral issues. I utilize a trauma-informed approach in assessing and treating clients and especially enjoy working with those who have experienced complex trauma across the life span. I am certified in EMDR therapy for the treatment of PTSD.
Drawing from my social work training, I bring a systems-based and ecological approach to my work with an emphasis on self-determination, collaborative treatment planning, respect for diversity, and a commitment to social justice. My theoretical orientation is grounded in humanistic and existential approaches which focus on the human potential for growth and self-actualization.
Amy is a licensed social worker in the State of Idaho. She completed her undergraduate degree in social work at Idaho State University. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan, where she was a recipient of the Hartford Fellowship in Geriatric Social Work. As a post-graduate, she completed a Certificate in Forced Migration at the Oxford University Refugee Studies Centre in the U.K. and spent more than three years abroad working with the United Nations in East Africa. Amy has worked in a wide range of social service settings in New York and Idaho including medical social work, child welfare, and community mental health. She previously worked as a Designated Mental Health Examiner for the State of Idaho and is adept at providing risk assessment and crisis intervention services.