Amy is a licensed professional counselor, certified professional counseling supervisor and intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She provides individual treatment, parent coaching, family therapy, and group therapy and enjoys working with adults and older adolescents with anxiety, depression, moody dysregulation, disordered eating, and personality disorders.
Amy was raised in Atlanta and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia. She then went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling at Georgia State University. While in school, she participated in research for emotional regulation and communication of emotions to parents. This sparked Amy’s interest in supporting couples, families, and parents in strengthening their skills in communication and building stronger relationships. Amy’s past employment experience includes inpatient treatment case management and assessment. She is involved with the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and Family to Family. She is a member of local and national professional organizations, including LPCA-GA.
Amy has practiced as a clinician at Peachtree DBT since it was founded in 2011. She enjoys teaching skills classes and leading process groups and advanced DBT groups at Peachtree DBT. Due to her passion for teaching DBT, Amy has presented in various venues and training workshops to mental health professionals, schools, families, and members of the community. She has created a continuing education program at Peachtree DBT that provides professional trainings to professionals and students interested in DBT. In July of 2018, Amy pursued training in clinical supervision to assist other therapists within the field and offers clinical supervision to new clinicians within the field.
Amy’s special clinical interests include treating patients with personality disorders, disordered eating, anxiety, and depression. She specializes in treating clients who are struggling with life transitions. She has a direct approach to treatment and integrates cognitive therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness skills to “assist in building mastery to live the life you want to live.” Amy also provides DBT training workshops for outside clinics, community service providers, and schools.
Outside of work, Amy values spending time with her family and friends. She is an Atlanta food scene enthusiast and enjoys Pilates in her free time. She is an avid Georgia Bulldog fan and spends many fall weekends in Athens watching football.