Amy’s journey over the past 20-plus years has given her experience in recognizing and working with a variety of addictions. The challenges and opportunities that have arisen along the way have expanded her level of gratitude. The belief in Honesty and Faith as two of the most important keys to lifelong, sober living is something she holds dear.
Amy holds a degree from Ashworth College in Addictions Counseling. She is a Certified Addictions Counselor and is a member of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). Amy has a National Certification in Advanced Clinical Intervention (NCACIP) and also an International Master’s Addictions Coach (IMAC), with a focus on recovery, food and gambling addictions. Additionally, she has a Certification in Anger Management and Family Coaching.
Amy has experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and continues to engage in hands-on training as often as possible. She routinely facilitates detox and arranges for next-stage care, as well as introducing clients to long-term recovery and all available workable solutions in the local community. Amy maintains ongoing relationships with clients, working side-by-side with the families during the transition of their loved ones back into living and working environments.
Having completed a 500-Hour Residential Drug and Alcohol Federal Program, Amy has an understanding of the legal issues of addiction. She candidly shares problems from her own past with clients. The twenty-plus years of hurt, misperception, and bad habits that led to her addiction have given her the insight to recognize and assist others.
Currently, Amy offers support for addicts and their loved ones, whether one-on-one, group, or sharing on social media. Her activities include Public Speaking; a Blog, “Faith at the Beach”; and facilitating a Women’s Empowerment Support Group and Codependency Book Studies. Amy also runs a 6K race for the Heroes Movement at Foundations Recovery Network, a grassroots effort to break the stigmas associated with addiction and mental health issues.