Amy completed her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Brockport in May 2022, and is actively working toward her AASECT sex therapy certification. She made the career change to mental health counseling after 25 successful years in veterinary management. In addition to a being certified by the Veterinary Hospital Manager’s Association, Amy was also certified in canine behavior management. As part of the process of earning this certification, she was required to take a course in family counseling. She enjoyed working with the families as much as working with the dogs – this inspired her current path.
Appreciative of the individuality of each client and the uniqueness of their experiences, Amy takes time to listen and develop a plan to meet each client’s individual needs, creating a collaborative and compassionate space during treatment. Her experiences have given her a deep appreciation for the mind-body connection. She utilizes her fitness background to help clients develop anxiety and stress reduction strategies as part of their therapeutic journeys. She is Level 2 trained in the Gottman Method, informed in Internal Family Systems (IFS), and currently undergoing training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is passionate about sexual wellbeing, is kink/BDSM-knowledgeable, sex-positive, LGBTQIA+ affirming, and believes that all consensual relationships are valid.
- American Counseling Association 2022 to present
- AASECT 2022 to present