Wise Family Counseling Intern
Whitney can often be found outside with her two dogs, trying new fitness classes, or taking spontaneous trips to new places with her husband. In fact, she even decided to cancel her traditional wedding plans to elope with her husband in Northern California after taking a week to drive the Pacific Coast Highway. She has a passion for cooking whole, organic foods and can often be found listening to a podcast about nutrition and the gut brain axis.
Whitney has called many places home. After being born and raised in a small town in central New Hampshire, Whitney moved to Florida to attend Eckerd College and play Division II softball. She completed her undergraduate degree in Literature along with a minor in Child Psychology. She makes the claim that Eckerd is the greatest place on Earth. After graduating from undergrad in 2014, Whitney worked as an elementary school teacher for three years before deciding to make the change to middle school and teaching 8th grade ELA.
She and her husband moved to Alexandria in 2018 along with their two Labrador Retrievers, Addie and Blu. Whitney is completing her Masters Degree at Bradley University and is currently working as intern for the Wise Family. Whitney also does non-profit work for Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse (MAPDA) and hopes to one day become a yoga instructor and have her own yoga studio.
“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
“I went home and practiced what Amy taught me…and it worked!”— 8-year-old coaching client
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 talks about moving children from being externally-driven to internally-driven…and she helps you get there!”— Parent of 15-year-old daughter