Resident in Counseling
Grace is a Resident in Counseling for the Wise Family. She was born and raised in Dallas, TX until moving to the northeast to complete her undergraduate degree at Middlebury College in Vermont.
Grace has always gravitated toward working with youth and their families. Following her undergraduate studies, Grace worked with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum in home and school settings. While in graduate school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Grace gained experience working with youth in the foster care system. She also worked with women and children survivors of domestic violence.
Grace now works collaboratively with adolescents and their families on challenges related to depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicidality. In addition to outpatient therapy, Grace currently works in an inpatient adolescent behavioral health setting. She is trained to work with teens and families in navigating crisis situations and the different levels of the mental healthcare system. Grace utilizes a person-centered and non-judgmental approach to develop strong therapeutic relationships with her clients. She pulls techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to best meet each of her client’s needs.
In her spare time, Grace enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking, exploring new restaurants, and reading. She also enjoys playing with her two kittens, Chickpea and Olive.
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
“Amy talks about moving children from being externally-driven to internally-driven…and she helps you get there!”— Parent of 15-year-old daughter
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