Amy earned her BA in psychology at Cal State San Marcos and went on to receive her master’s in marriage family therapy from National University. She is now an AMFT (Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.) Amy also holds basic EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) training. EMDR is a highly-effective research-based model which targets trauma trapped in the nervous system and reprograms negative cognitions associated with these traumas.
The reprogramming of memories involves bilateral stimulation, which connects the left and right hemisphere on the brain and allows memories to be reprocessed so they are not as emotionally charged.
Amy uses various research-based modalities including CBT, EFT, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, EMDR, and art therapy.
Amy is caring and compassionate and driven to help others succeed in their recovery. She has many years experience in the addiction recovery field and motivated towards changing lives in a positive aspect.