Supervisee in Clinical Social Work
Amy is a Supervisee in Clinical Social Work for the Wise Family. She was born and raised in Arlington, VA. In her free time, she enjoys being with family and friends, horseback riding, playing the piano, and curling up with a good book.
Amy completed her undergraduate degree at The College of William & Mary. Next, she completed her Masters in Clinical Social Work at Boston College. Throughout graduate school, Amy gained experience in outpatient children’s therapy, group therapy, and psychiatric inpatient care for adults living with mood disorders. She hopes to become certified in play therapy and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.
Amy loves supporting young children and their families and considers it an immense privilege to work with young children while their relationships with their own thoughts and feelings are first developing. Amy’s interests include anxiety, transition, attachment, and respectful caregiving. Amy believes that children and families are experts on themselves. Her role is to partner with each child and family in unearthing their unique strengths, resources, and gifts.
Amy also works as an elementary school social worker in Fairfax County Public Schools.
Amy knows how to relate to children, and make them feel comfortable . My son was shy at the beginning but Amy asked him a couple questions about what he likes and immediately found the connection to him. He happily followed her in the office (just after a 3 min of conversation) and preformed the test. He wasn’t nervous or scared and it’s bc of her ability to relate to kids.
We had a great experience and he wants to go back! Thank you very much!— Dad of 5-year-old assessment client
“Amy is like Oprah – she’s the neighbor you love who is very, very smart”— Parent of 14-year-old son and 18-year-old daughter
“Amy brings together the best emotion-focused strategies with cutting-edge brain science to change the lives of children and families”— Parent of adopted twin girls
She has been a tremendous help with family issues and getting our children organized for success in life. Highly recommend her.— Mom of three young adults ages 20 – 24