Amy is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and her Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She specializes in treating ages 12 and older. Amy began her career in mental health in 1996. She has worked in many different mental health areas which has allowed her to have a vast knowledge of the mental health system. She has worked in state psychiatric hospitals, private hospitals with both children and adults, emergency rooms, outpatient mental health centers with both children and adults, a crisis hotline, a Gwinnett County preschool and elementary school, a group private practice, and finally her own private practice, Almas Psychotherapy started in October of 2022. Amy provides in office treatment on Tuesdays but predominantly provides telehealth treatment.
Specialties: Amy has been in the mental health field for 27 years and specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Amy also treats clients with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis and those struggling with peer relationships, life transitions, stress, and grief and loss. Amy utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help her clients reach their goals.
Hobbies: Amy has three boys and enjoys spending time with them. She enjoys traveling, going to the theater, listening to live music, spending time at the lake and outdoors, watching reality shows and football (Go Falcons, Tigers, Yellow Jackets, and Cavaliers!). Amy loves animals and has three dogs, Niki, Reese, and Finn.