Amy L. Young is our Licensed Professional Counselor providing assistance for those seeking therapy in a safe and nurturing environment. Her experience as both an elementary and high school guidance counselor provides her with an extensive skill set, and her intellect, compassion, and dedication to her clients guides them to find the best in themselves. Amy understands how stressors and difficulties in one domain can relate to problematic behaviors elsewhere, and utilizes a variety of techniques in her child and adult therapies.
In young children who are learning to express their emotions and develop coping strategies, Amy has found great success with a play-based therapy approach. She will provide an individualized plan that supports your child at school, at home, and in the community, with a focus on building coping skills, self-esteem and improving relationships. She understands that anxiety can arise from many sources and successfully treats children and teens with both social and school-based phobias. Amy uses a variety of therapies including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy. Her expertise in Mindfulness training as well as her certificate in Applied Positive Psychology allow for eclectic approaches to treating her clients. Parent training is also available so that support can be continued outside of her counseling sessions. Amy is also available for review, support, and modification of your IEP/504.
As the lead counselor for our teen and vocational programs, Amy’s extensive experience working as a high school guidance and vocational counselor is evidenced in the supportive programming she provides. Whether your child is navigating the complex social environment of high school or college, Amy can help with socialization, friendship, and life skills through a variety of tailored programs.
In addition to counseling children and young adults, Amy is available for adult, family and couples counseling. She can assist those seeking help with parenting, stress, grief, divorce, aging and life transitions. For those families of special needs children facing unique challenges, Amy provides couples counseling to strengthen marriages. She can also assist siblings who may need help coping with a family dynamic that is affected by the demands of special needs.