Amy is a native of Yadkinville and a graduate of Forbush High School. She saw a need for a practice that specialized in children in families in Yadkin County and decided to come back home to open her own practice.
Amy received her B.A. in psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003 and her M.A. in clinical psychology from East Carolina University in 2006. While in school she specialized in children and adolescents as well as Applied Behavior Analysis, which is the identification of functional relationships between behaviors and environment.
Amy began her work with children long before she went to school. From the beginning Amy has had an ease with bonding and developing good rapport with children quickly. Amy began her work as a psychologist during her internship at Eastern Psychiatric and Behavioral Specialists, PLLC in Greenville, NC. While there she provided psychological evaluations and therapy, both individual and family for children and families dealing with learning and behavioral disorders. Since that time, she has had an array of experiences with children and adolescents as well as their families in the school system and other private practice settings. In January of 2011 Amy opened her own private practice, Fostering Minds, to continue reaching for her professional goals and dreams.
Amy is knowledgeable, understanding and is easy to talk to. She uses drawing, games and compassion with her younger clients to help them feel comfortable with the therapeutic process. With her older clients she uses what is meaningful to them, to make the therapeutic process their own. Amy has experience in treating depression, anxiety, conduct and oppositional defiant disorders, ADHD and autism, just to name a few. Areas of practice include, but are not limited to, client-centered approach, cognitive-behavioral and traditional behavioral models, and psychodynamic models. Amy is proficient in many evaluation measures, including, but not limited to the WISC-IV, WAIS-IV, DAS-II, WJ-III Tests of Achievement, Connors-2, and BASC-2. Currently she is offering psychological evaluations as well as individual and family therapy.
Amy is licensed by the NC Psychology Board as a Licensed Psychological Associate, license number 3555. Additionally, she is a Health Services Provider-Psychological Associate.