Amy has known that she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others since her earliest memories. She has 22 years of professional experience helping others overcome barriers to achieve their heart’s longings. Amy is especially passionate about supporting anyone who has felt marginalized, for whatever reason, by our society. She is an ally for: BIPOC, LGTBQIA+, women, those facing challenges associated with aging or illness, as well as those living in bodies of every size. Amy provides a comforting space where you can be seen and feel heard as you share your story.
Amy earned her B.S. degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Minnesota State University, Moorhead in 2000, her M.Ed. degree in Adult Learning from Portland State University in 2005, and her M.S. degree of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Minnesota State University in 2022. She has experience in higher education, crisis care, and community counseling settings. Amy is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in Minnesota, a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in ND and is pursing her Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor certification.
Counseling Approach and Clinical Focus:
Amy uses a client-centered approach to meet you where you are at; she is always striving to tailor her approach to what each individual needs. Amy is especially drawn to Relational-Cultural, Compassion, Adlerian, Feminist, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies in her work with clients. Her passion for mental health comes from a very personal place and she understands the importance of choosing the counselor most suited for you.
A message from Amy:
Congratulations on taking this step to care for your well-being. I would be honored to support you as you navigate the things that most often stand in the way of you living the life you deserve!
Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Moorhead, MN
Master of Education Degree in Postsecondary, Adult, and Continuing Education from Portland State University, Portland, OR
Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Moorhead, MN
American Counseling Association
Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners