It is rumored that Michelangelo carved one of his greatest statues from a second-hand block of stone that had been rejected because of its many imperfections. When asked how he created such a breathtaking masterpiece, Michaelangelo simply replied, “David was always in the stone. I chipped away until he was free.”
In the same way, Amy believes that underneath the false images we present to others, there lives a person of inherent beauty, depth, and value. Amy is committed to helping her clients find the courage to live from the unique self they were created to be.
In order to protect ourselves from painful emotions and secure the love we need, we have developed defensive strategies which, over time, leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves and others. Amy creates a safe space where her clients are encouraged to name, feel, and understand their emotions in order to come home to their deepest needs and desires. Amy believes that significant change happens when her clients are able to identify and challenge the shaming messages with which they have been burdened in order to embrace more true and life-giving messages. She believes there is freedom and fulfillment available to those who are willing to chip away at learned defenses and discover the beauty within.
Amy enjoys working with all ages. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, codependency, adult children of alcoholics, grief and loss, spirituality, life transitions, toxic shame, sexual abuse, trauma, and career counseling.
In Amy’s free time, you can find her practicing hot yoga, planning her next trip to the Colorado mountains, or untangling her fishing line in a shallow Tennessee stream. Amy loves engaging in rich conversation while enjoying good food with her friends, family, and husband. And when the weather gets cold, you’ll find her cozied up with a heated blanket and favorite candle, reading Harry Potter (again).