About My Clients
Perhaps you are going through a rough patch and could use support and guidance, or perhaps you’ve struggled for many years and would like to see things differently, live things differently and are ready explore counseling. Perhaps you are struggling with loneliness or isolation. Many of my clients identify as queer and/or neurodivergent. I have a particular interest in and understanding of older adults, nearly half of my clientele are 70+ (ask about my weekly Care Group via Zoom).
My Background and Approach
I draw upon collaborative, evidence-based practices to help you find balance and meaning, tp help you to identify and build on your strengths, while providing the support needed to get you there. I am a creative, neurodivergent (ADHD-I), atheist/eXvangelical, demi-pan, cis-woman in my late 50s. I am a sister, daughter, and a single mama of five (now-adult) children (queer/non-binary, neurodivergent, poly). I am one who has survived many transitions (exiting fundamentalism, divorce, illness, return to university). I've worked 15 years in social services, and been a service user myself, so I understand the difficulty of navigating systems of care, and the healing power of therapy. When appropriate, I use my experiences to build rapport, provide a safe & welcoming space, and support as needed. I have an eclectic, holistic approach to therapy, incorporating attachment & family systems theory. I strive be trauma-informed, anti-racist, neurodivergent- and gender-affirming.
My Values as a Therapist
My perspective is (“big picture”) systems-oriented and informed by the work of social justice and anti-oppression writers and activists (Paolo Friere, bell hooks, Angela Davis, Dorothy Day, Cornell West, Roxanne Gay, Delores Huerta/Cesar Chavez). My clinical specialties: anxiety, depression, life transitions, existential concerns, complex grief, poly/open, communication, ADHD, LGBTQ+, self-worth, gender identity, aging/dementia. ----- I offer affordable rates as I choose to practice outside of managed healthcare. I do not take insurance of any kind. Sliding scale rates ($95-$130 for 50-minute session). $70 sessions available through Open Path Collective. Other services offered: Wellness Check-Ins (if you're not quite ready for/needing therapy), Care consultation, ADHD Coaching. Whatever you choose to work on together, I'd be honored to walk alongside you in your journey. If any of this hits right, reach out. Let’s see if we might work together. ------- Warmly, Amy