My business has been up and running during the COVID19 crisis via a HIPPA-compliant videoconferencing platform and I hope to be back in-person at my office in Harvard Square shortly. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-650-9829 for a free 10 minute consult.
I am an experienced psychotherapist (LICSW) and Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) working with individuals, couples and groups. I hold a PhD in biochemistry, which informs my work in psychotherapy by integrating current research in neurobiology into my treatment approach.
I believe in the resilience of every human being and work to capitalize on the best in the people I work with. I specialize in attachment trauma, loss, relationship issues, challenging life transitions and the negative coping styles that often accompany them. I am trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), an emotionally focused therapy heavily informed by neurobiology and how we heal relationally as social beings. Alongside of understanding you through your relationships and life experiences, we will highlight new experiences and positive change that will help you reach your goals. For more about AEDP go to www.AEDPInstitute.org.
My broader training consists of proactive cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness techniques, stress reduction strategies, and relational and communication tools. I will work with you to change patterns of behavior and set goals for a better life experience.
My practice is LGBTQ welcoming and multiculturally informed.
Trainings, Workshops and Retreats
Over the years, I have created and led a variety of trainings, workshops and retreats. Topics include wellness, mindfulness, meditation, assertiveness, self care, motivation, anger management and trauma. I have presented for Chambers of Commerce, women's groups, and to women in science. I am also a frequent faculty member and presenter for the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) and the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy (NSGP). Please see Events or call to discuss future event planning.
Working with Scientists
My background in biotechnology, first in academic research and then as a Patent Agent, give me first-hand experience with the pressures and demands these settings present. This makes me uniquely positioned to explain and implement psychotherapy in a way makes sense to scientists. I am also available to consult with scientists to help navigate interpersonal challenges and career transitions in both academic and professional settings. My expertise in group psychotherapy can further help to better manage the laboratory environment, co-workers, students, employees and yourself, for a more successful and satisfying work environment.
Group therapy is a dynamic way to learn about yourself in relation to others. It is also a treatment of choice for attachment trauma. We learn experientially, which means that what is harmed in relationship can also be healed in relationship. I am a board member of the Northeastern Society of Group Psychotherapy and a member of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and present regularly at both institutions. Please check out the groups I am currently offering below.
Move out of the past to live a present-focused life.
"Amy sees the best in people. She brings the understanding and intelligence needed to support people as they achieve new ways of living. She can ask hard questions and support significant change. Amy has worked in her own life to achieve an authentic existence. Her strength and compassion guide her practice and can help those who are stuck."
Doug Baker, L.I.C.S.W.
Click here to view a Video of Amy’s Presentation at the Arlington Chamber's Women’s Networking Breakfast – "Staying Safe Staying Stuck - How Facing Your Fears Can Help You Achieve Your Dreams".
Click here to view a Video of Amy’s Presentation at the Arlington Chamber's Women’s Networking Breakfast – "Tune In and Tune Up Your Life".
Click here to read about Amy in Psychology Today.