Amy was born and raised in the beautiful rolling hills of Kentucky but was drawn to Louisiana’s rich culture of cuisine, art, and music in 2013. She is currently pursuing a M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and plans to graduate from Loyola University New Orleans in Spring 2021. Amy is beginning her clinical practicum at the Loyola Center for Counseling & Education as of May 2020. Amy has a B.A. in Psychology, a B.A. in Religious Studies, and a B.F.A. in Ceramics Arts from Western Kentucky University (2010). Her background includes being a mental health technician for over six years at a Baton Rouge Behavioral Hospital where she exclusively works with the geriatric population suffering from an array of mental health issues. Amy approaches therapy from a family systems theory perspective with an additional interest in existential theory. She is interested in a variety of presenting issues including interpersonal conflicts, trauma, stress and anxiety, grief, and overall difficulties with life transitions. Amy enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves reading, creative writing, tending to the earth, painting, handbuilding and throwing pottery in her studio, and enjoying life’s subtle and strange moments.