Amy has a master’s degree in forensic psychology and she has been practicing in the field for over 13 years. Her clinical expertise includes having worked in a variety of clinical settings such as residential, community mental health centers, hospitals, and correctional settings. Amy has experience working with adolescents, emerging adults and adults who present with life stressors/changes, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, binge eating disorder, bariatric patients, issues related to legal issues/incarceration, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and sex and sexuality concerns.

As a therapist, Amy utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, which assists clients in understanding how thoughts and feelings influence behaviors. Clients can change the way they view internal and external stress which can assist them in achieving goals and increase life satisfaction. She also incorporates mindfulness and radical acceptance, among other approaches with her clients.

Amy believes that therapy is a working relationship. Once your goals have been identified, she will help you identify personal strengths and educate you on therapeutic tools/skills to use along with your strengths to help make those positive changes in life.

Amy identifies as Mexican-American and is comfortable in working with culturally diverse clients. She also identifies as sex-worker positive, kink/poly aware, LGBTQIA2S+ aware, and affirmative of consensual relationships. Amy has an ongoing commitment to the field and is currently training to become a Certified Sex Therapist.