I work from a collaborative standpoint with clients. It is crucial that everyone feels heard and validated within a safe space. I utilize The Gottman Method, Collaborative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I feel that the therapeutic alliance between the therapist and the client is of the utmost importance. It is important that clients feel secure, comfortable, and safe in a non-judgmental environment. We all have problems. No one is immune from them and there is no shame in asking for help or admitting we need a hand from time to time.
Working with Individuals
Most of us, at some point, have gone through a difficult time where we may begin to question our worth, our own identity, where we belong, or our trust in the people around us. These experiences can come from trauma, feeling betrayed, a relationship ending, or from past hurts. I have been there. I have been through many of life struggles. I have asked for help during these painful times in life. If you are struggling with these feelings, I can help. We can work through it together. I help clients overcome their struggle with self-compassion. I provide them with tools to develop self- acceptance, self-care, and realize that they are not alone. You can see your value without comparison to others and appreciate everything that makes you unique. I work with clients to discover new perspectives and recognize their inner-strength. You are stronger than you realize right now; we can find that strength again.
Working with Couples
The foundation of any family is the couple, and just like a house, if the foundation of a family is damaged or cracked, then the entire structure suffers; and, if left untreated, the foundation will crumble to the ground. Damage to the relationship can come from a specific situation like infidelity, financial issues, or dealing with a difficult child. Relationship problems can also occur gradually as a result of unfair fighting, having a lack of connection/communication, or intimacy issues. Regardless of the why, hurt, sadness, and deterioration are real and need to be addressed and repaired. I am currently married but have been divorced. I understand the agony felt by a failing relationship; wanting desperately to fix it but not knowing how and therapy can be a place where you learn how. I help couples learn how to communicate more effectively, demonstrate more empathy to each other, and understand how to speak in a way where both can feel heard and have their feelings validated. Most couples have perpetual problems in their relationship, but I can help each partner be more accepting of each other’s differences and how problems can add texture to a relationship. If two people want to rebuild their relationship and commit to working together to do so, it can be accomplished and they can create an even stronger foundation than before!
Background and Experience
I am a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT). I received my Master’s Degree from Northcentral University where I was a member of the Delta Kappa Honor Society and am currently in The National Society of Leadership and Success.
Personally, life has thrown me curve balls and I often wondered how I would make it through and why I was going through it at all. What you are going through is your experience; no one knows it as well as you do. However, you are not alone, I can help. I look forward to partnering with you and helping you on your healing journey.
Scheduling and Insurance
To schedule an appointment with Amy, call (602) 290-1425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield (but not for couples therapy, only individual therapy) and Aetna insurance. For clients without insurance, her rate is $110/session. She can also offer a sliding fee if needed. Evening appointments are also available.
Our mission is to provide counseling, education, and support to individuals, couples and families. To offer a safe environment for them to heal from hurt and overcome challenges in order to lead healthier, happier lives. In addition, to help clients develop the skills necessary to foster and build strong secure connections in their daily lives.
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