Amy holds a Doctorate in Expressive Therapy from Lesley University. She is a Board Certified, Registered Art Therapist, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Amy has taught in higher education for 15 years, she is an active artist and has a private practice. Amy specializes in individual therapy for adults, adolescents, and children and provides family therapy with all ages.
Amy’s research interests include children’s art-making for health and expression, empowerment, creativity, children’s rights, healthy development, and ethics. Amy has a particular clinical interest in attachment psychology, wellness and parenting, and life transitions during adulthood. Amy provides professional supervision for art therapists and clinicians working toward licensure for mental health counseling. She is an advocate for experiential, transformative learning, and integrated arts pedagogy and has presented nationally and internationally on these topics. In therapy sessions and in the classroom Amy creates a warm, nurturing, responsive environment where people feel listened to and leave with practical skills to improve their life situation.