Counseling services are provided in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Explore beliefs, behaviors, feelings, and gain a better understanding of self. Make changes in identified areas of life, past or present, to make desired changes toward the future.
- Adult Individual Therapy
- Substance Use Evaluations
- Adult Substance Use Treatment
- Child Therapy
- Parent Child Therapy
- Adolescent Therapy
- Children and Adolescents with Problematic Sexual Behaviors*
Amy has been trained in several models to include:
EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches.
IATP-C: EMDR & Family Therapy Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol for Children. Children traumatized in early attachment relationships by neglect, abuse, hospitalizations, surgeries, foster home placements, or orphanage care develop neurology designed by nature to keep them safe. When the trauma is over and the environment is changed, the children’s brains remain wired for survival, causing symptoms and behaviors that can be quite alarming. This training provides clinicians with a clear, practical protocol to heal trauma, change behaviors, and create healthy attachments.
DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. First, mindfulness focuses on improving an individual’s ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third, emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.
TF-CBT: Explores research and practice on Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which is an evidence-based treatment approach shown to help children, adolescents, and their caregivers overcome trauma-related difficulties.
MET-CBT: Motivational Enhancement Therapy / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Five Sessions (MET/CBT 5) is a powerful brief treatment model that has been tested and proven effective in hundreds of outpatient treatment, juvenile probation and correction and school based intervention sites throughout the United States and Canada.
CPP: Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an intervention for children and their parents who have experienced at least one form of trauma (e.g., maltreatment, the sudden or traumatic death of someone close, a serious accident, sexual abuse, exposure to domestic violence) and are presenting with different problems as a result. The primary goal is to support and strengthen the relationship between a child and his or her parent (or caregiver) in order to repair the child’s sense of safety, attachment, and appropriate affect to ultimately improve the child’s cognitive, behavioral, and social functioning. The type of trauma and the child’s age/developmental status determine the structure of CPP sessions.
*RSAFE: RSafe® evolved from existing LFS incest-treatment programming in 2000, when significant funding first became available to treat the entire family, especially the abused child. Today, the RSafe®program is recognized as a best practice model in the long-term treatment for children and young teens who act out sexually, as well as the children and families impacted by the behavior. *Amy is currently in training with RCET through Lutheran Family Services. – RSAFE Description
Sandtray: Sandtray is hands on psychological work. It is a powerful therapeutic technique that facilitates the psyche’s natural capacity for healing. In a “free and protected” space provided by the analyst, a client creates a concrete manifestation of his or her world using sand and miniature objects.