Hi! I’m glad you found me and I look forward to meeting you!
My name is Amie and I’m a therapist (licensed independent clinical social worker) in the state of Massachusetts. I attended graduate school in Boston where I specialized in trauma and interpersonal violence. My passion is helping people create healthy relationships, cultivate boundaries, and manage life transitions. I am also a domestic violence specialist. I have several years of clinical experience working with both adults and adolescents. Given that I lived abroad for 2 years in Budapest, I understand the unique challenges faced by expats and welcome international clients as well! I have successfully treated people from all over the world and am flexible with appointment times.
I love the online therapy format for many reasons but the biggest one is convenience. No more rushing to make it to an appointment on time – you can have your session at your convenience – in your home, office, or even car! Some of the most meaningful therapeutic relationships I’ve formed have been with clients I never met in person. Every study has shown that online therapy through phone/video is just as effective as face to face therapy. I honestly believe that in some cases, such as with anxiety or PTSD, it can be even more effective since the client may be limited in their ability to make it to appointments outside the home.
Other things I enjoy include teaching masters-level clinical social work courses, being a supervisor for newer clinicians, and facilitating support/educational groups for clients.
Personal information: I grew up in southern California and love being near water. I find it to be calming and “anchoring”, especially during times of transition and growth. I have always appreciated the special relationships we can have with animals and adore my 5 year old havanese, Lucy – dogs are just children in fur coats, right? 😉 Photography also brings me joy (all photos on this site are by me) as well as reading, spending time outside in nature, and traveling as much as I can.