Amy obtained her graduate degree from Colorado State University in 2012. She specializes in working with teens and young adults. Amy has assisted individuals facing a broad array of challenges including low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and adolescent behavior issues and substance use. One of Amy’s passions and specialties is helping others heal and find freedom from their symptoms related to trauma. Trauma can be thought of as any overwhelmingly distressing event. Memories of these events are stored in the brain and tied with strong emotions. Amy uses effective, evidence-based methods that target the mind and body as a whole and have been shown to improve well-being by reducing the impact of trauma. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as other modalities. Amy’s clients find her to be attentive, have a welcoming presence, and empathic nature. Her primary focus is to help you feel supported in utilizing your strengths to effectively seek your own solutions to move forward and break out of feeling stuck.