Originally from Dallas, Texas, Amy has also lived in the metropolitan areas of Washington DC and San Francisco, California; however, she returned to Texas and graduated from SMU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. She enjoyed a career in education for 16 years as a high school English teacher, and earned an MA in Humanities from the University of Dallas.
Upon completing an MA in Professional Counseling, Amy worked as a counselor at a local nonprofit for survivors of sexual violence, assault, and abuse. She is trained in trauma therapy, and works with other issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, shame, attachment disturbances, creating healthy boundaries, and relationship issues. She has led coping skills groups and a couples group for survivors of sexual violence and their significant other.
As a Christian counselor, Amy provides a space of grace, hope, and healing. Combining clinical skills and biblical knowledge, her approach to counseling is to join you where you are and equip you with tools for your life journey. Suffering and adversity rarely make sense. However, even within suffering we learn more about ourselves and about God. David tells us in Psalm 23 that “though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death [God] is with me.” We are not alone in our suffering. It would be a blessing to join you where you are and work toward healing and grace.
In an effort to facilitate healing, Amy believes in addressing four component parts of wellness: the mind, the heart, the spirit, and the body. Through this holistic approach, clients learn to find more self compassion and spiritual balance. The psychotherapeutic approaches that Amy often uses are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Eye Movement, Desensitization, and Reprocessing (EMDR), and the Gottman Method for Couples Counseling. Additionally, Amy is a Registered Yoga Teacher/Therapist (RYT), and offers trauma-informed yoga, and yoga for reducing symptoms associated with anxiety and depression.