• Are you feeling stuck in at least one area of your life?
  • Have you experienced a breakdown in communications, goals, and values?
  • Do you feel something is holding you back, keeping you from the breakthrough you need?

Breakdowns are restrictive. Breakthroughs are liberating!

Let's face it. Being a human is tough sometimes. Many of us would stay right where we are if it weren't for a difficult situation requiring us to change. Things start breaking down and you don't know what to do about it. Sound familiar?

Having the right therapist see and hear you can help you find the courage to take an active role in your life. I provide a safe place to explore your feelings and gain insight into the roots of beliefs and behaviors that get in the way of your happiness. That's where the breakthrough comes in.

In our work together you will be able to address any past concerns, make the most of your current situation, and create the future you want for yourself.

The Work

You've probably heard that mental health improvements require you to "do the work," but what does that even mean? No situation is hopeless, you aren't your diagnosis, and you certainly aren't broken. Sometimes we are held back by past hurts that make us fearful of the future. Or we stick with what's comfortable, even if it's not beneficial to our lives.

The work comes in examining these situations, observing the coping behaviors you created at the time, and reframing the thoughts that aren't necessarily true and certainly aren't helpful in moving forward. If you need help navigating this process, I work with people from all walks of life in the following areas:

  • Transitions & Growth Opportunities

    We can always count on change to occur – beginning or ending relationships, career and education, physical and mental health, family, grief and loss, motivation, and finances. Counseling is an opportunity to ensure your changes bring personal growth.

  • Adolescents (14+) & Young Adults

    I naturally connect with this group and have witnessed their unique experiences while working in higher education and as a high school counselor.

    I am adept at identifying and treating the variety of issues prevalent in these formative years: social anxiety, academics, sexuality, gender identity, societal pressures, body image, dating, frenemies, safety, family of origin, addiction, eating disorders, and more. 

  • Women's Issues

    We need other women who believe in our strength and power, while understanding the unique complexities of being a woman in today's world. We'll address what is most important to you: relationships, career, maternal health, parenting, family obligations, safety, sexuality, and other responsibilities.

  • College & Career Counseling

    Students and parents are overwhelmed by preparing for life after high school. Some adults are headed toward a career change, whether by choice or necessity.

    I am well-versed in these situations through my work, education, and personal experience. Let's work together to evaluate your priorities and passions in order to outline the steps to the job of your dreams. 

  • Co-Parenting & Blended Families

    Every family system is unique and changes in living situations can be confusing and difficult. I specialize in working with the individual family members, whether adult or teen, in navigating the "new normal" of family dynamics.

  • Crisis Situations

    You feel alone and need healthier options for dealing with your emotional pain. I am certified by the American Association of Suicidology and have helped many people create a personalized safety plan.

  • Acceptance & Inclusion

    Are you a person with a disability who prefers to work with someone with specialized knowledge to help you succeed? I am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who will collaborate with you based on your specific needs and skill set.

Insurance & Fees

I am an in-network provider for most plans with: Aetna, UMR & United Healthcare. When using insurance, it is the client's responsibility to verify coverage and costs with the insurance provider prior to the first session. Payment is due at the time of service and any amount not covered by insurance is the responsibility of the client.

Please call your insurance company to learn about your out of network (OON) benefits. Upon request, I will provide a monthly superbill receipt of your out-of-pocket payments for you to submit to your insurance. You can also use your Health Savings Account for your therapy needs. 

Private Pay Rates:

Free 15 minute introductory phone call

$125 for 45 minute session

$140 for 1 hour session   

$190 for 75-90 minute intake session

About Amy

About Amy

Managing your mental health requires positive coping skills and a stigma-free attitude. My strengths-based perspective will help you embrace your own unique potential and allow you to focus on what is in your control to make positive changes.

My counseling specialties are life transitions, women's issues, adolescents and young adults, and co-parenting/blended families.

I will help you with effective communications, goal-setting, and creative solutions. My approach is candid and authentic with humor involved in every session. I will treat you with kindness while challenging and holding you accountable.

I am active in social justice, an advocate for those who are marginalized in any way, and a believer in the inherent good of humans who have lost their ways.

Professional Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Counselor 
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Verified member of Psychology Today
  • M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling, 2016
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), 2014

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