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Dr. Amy Williamson Ed.D, LCPC

DR. AMY WILLIAMSON ED.D, LCPC

Dr. Amy Williamson Ed.D, LCPC

About Amy

Everyone at times in their lives will face personal obstacles that seem insurmountable. These challenging and painful aspects of life exist not only at the individual level, but also in relationships, interactions, social patterns, and dynamics. Accessing inner strengths and understanding how past experiences have molded one’s understanding of self is key to healing one’s present self and effectively navigating through these life hurdles.
 
Amy approaches therapy with a holistic and systemic view. She incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and solution-focused therapy as tools to allow her clients to access their inner strengths and find solutions.  Working with individuals from all different backgrounds, Amy strives to create a space that feels personal and reflective of each of her client’s specific needs.
 
Amy has been helping individuals heal and reach their personal goals for over 20 years. Her clinical experience includes running groups for individuals with a history of trauma and working one-on-one with individuals experiencing a variety of symptoms ranging from significant mental illness to mood difficulties to life transitions. Amy has have also worked as a psychology professor for over 20 years supervising, educating and mentoring master level student counselors.
 
Amy specializes in working with individuals with trauma, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, racial identity, depression, anxiety, life transitions, loss, relationship issues and low self-esteem. Amy is trauma-informed, strength-focused, empathetic and supportive. She sees her role as a guide in helping her clients access their full potential in a realistic and meaningful way that allows them to find the answers that lie within.