Licensing Regulations and Credentials
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology -1991
Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling -1999
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor -1994
Licensed Professional Counselor – 2005
Amy has been a counselor for 19 years. She worked with women in a substance abuse treatment program for several years, addressed the trauma, abuse, and specific women’s issues that affect a woman’s ability to be successful in life, as well as the criminality aspect that sometimes accompanies substance using behavior. She has also worked with adolescents for many years at the Texas Youth Commission, Brookhaven Youth Ranch, The Freeman Center and most recently at the Bill Logue Juvenile Justice Center, Amy has a special capacity to instill hope and motivate this population to make the changes they desire. She has worked extensively with oppositional defiant behaviors as well as conduct disorder, ADHD, and addictions treatment specific to the developmental stages of adolescence. She has worked with the adult substance abusing population as well supervising the adult men and women’s programs, women and children’s program and COPSD (Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Disorders). Amy also has experience working to help individuals resolve trauma related issues. Her counseling theory and approach is based on the therapeutic relationship, helping individuals facilitate desired change through Motivational Interviewing; a technique that is based on a good rapport, being genuine, being able to empathize with her clients and has a non-judgmental focus while working to help identify areas of desired change. Other types of counseling theories she uses are Cognitive/Behavioral & Person Centered Theory, she has an eclectic style that is very pleasant and accommodating while continuing facilitation of movement of where the individual wants to go with their dreams, wishes, and desires. The relationship is a valuable tool that works congruently with how willing the person is to work toward their goals. She believes individuals have the capacity to reach their goals and feel hopeful about their lives and their future. Amy currently supervises the counseling unit at the Bill Logue Juvenile Justice Center provides additional counseling services at Abounding Aspirations Psychological Services Inc.