Amy’s background is in both Social Work and Couples and Family Therapy. Her strengths as a clinician are working with adolescents, young adults, women, couples, veterans, and military family members. Issues that she is experienced helping people with include trauma, anxiety, depression, women’s psychological health, grief/loss, and individuals who have survived or are living with intimate partner violence. With couples, she enjoys facilitating Relationship Check Ups or “RCUs.” RCUS are a great way for couples to set aside some time to invest in their relationship, affirm the strengths of their relationship, and find ways to grow and deepen intimacy and connection with each other. Amy also has advanced training as a Third Path Integrated Life Advocate (ILA) and enjoys helping individuals and couples create solutions for better work and life balance.
Amy is a systemic thinker and integrates several therapeutic models into therapy. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and primarily uses EMDR to help individual clients heal who have experienced trauma (single incident and/or complex), as well as those suffering from anxiety, depression, and grief and loss. Amy also pulls from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help clients build adaptive coping strategies. Additional models that Amy uses include Family Systems, Attachment Based Family Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Amy has over 10 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and communities in the Philadelphia area. Her primary experience prior to coming to Council for Relationships has included supporting survivors of intimate partner violence, developing health and social supports in immigrant and refugee communities, leading teams in non-profit organizations, and supervising beginner social workers. At Council for Relationships she has served in numerous roles including Staff Therapist, Community Partnerships Initiative Clinical Specialist, Grant Writer, Extern Supervisor, Racial Equity Working Group Convener, and providing administrative support with onboarding new clinicians.
Ms. Jones encourages people considering therapy to reach out to discuss fees if there are any questions about this range. More information about fees can be found here.