A Little Bit About Amy...
I grew up in a Boston suburb where I lived in the same house for my first 18 years (could that have laid the foundation for me struggling with change?). However I’m grateful for the consistency that gave me throughout my childhood. I lived in Kansas City, MO for 2 years after college in Maine, but otherwise I’ve been living all around MA (Arlington, Waltham, Lowell, Brighton, Winchester and now the South Shore). I married into a family with 4 young kids who are now college age and beyond. My husband and I now have an 11 year old daughter and 2 dogs…a 6 year old anxious Springer Spaniel (Jasmine/ Jazzy) and a 3 year old Golden Retriever (Willow). We spend a lot of time in Vermont and Maine, but I’m a homebody for sure. I love to read, play piano, get outside for any kind of adventure and I will take every opportunity to see live music.
WHY DID YOU BECOME A THERAPIST?
I became a therapist after a few different career paths when I realized that the common thread of what meant the most to me was really connecting with other people and my desire to understand how our thoughts, feelings and behavior are the result of our life experiences and the work we have done to navigate our own path. I feel the most fulfilled when I can support others who are processing what life has thrown at them so that they grow into the best version of themselves, developing resilience and boundaries so that they can enjoy the life they have.
LCSW (Licensed Certified Social Worker) in Massachusetts
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained (EMDR Institute)
Level 1 Certificate of Exercise Nutrition (Precision Nutrition)
MSW (Master of Clinical Social Work) from Boston University
RELEVANT PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:
Clinical Social Worker at South Shore Behavioral Health (Norwell, MA)
Social Work Intern at Brockton Multi-Service Center (Brockton, MA)
Social Work Intern at Braintree Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation (Braintree, MA)
National Association of Social Workers
RANDOM FUN FACTS ABOUT ME:
I was an unimaginative and unmotivated cook until my 30’s and now cooking is one of my favorite activities.
I personify all animals and give them voices (ex I assume flocks of birds are in a morning meeting)
When driving stresses me out I turn up the music and sing loudly to chill out.
Honeysuckle is my favorite smell
I love home makeover and design shows
To learn every single day: new concepts, perspectives, skills, learn about others, learn more about myself.
Getting movement in every day (this took nearly 40 years to figure out).
Best Reason to be Happy:
I am healthy and have a strong supportive family.
Best Legal Route to Joy:
Live music (and donuts).
I cry at every single poignant moment. Give me a hallmark ad or a child singing and watch out.
Navigating motherhood and step-motherhood (work in progress).
Practice makes progress.
Best Under-Appreciated Skill:
Gift wrapping (thanks after-school job!).
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