"The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, 
And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood 
And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,   I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh  Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."

-Robert Frost-

About Amy-

 I love what I do and believe in the transformation I see happen in therapy. I provide a safe, caring atmosphere for that transformation to occur while helping you learn new skills and understanding.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist. I received a Master's Degree in Psychology from Chapman University in 2005 and received my CCPS certification from The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS) in 2016.

I trained with Barbara Steffens PhD to become a CCPS, and utilizes a trauma perspective in treating the traumatic impact of sex addiction upon the partner or spouse. My clinical experience includes addiction, partner trauma, women’s issues, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and attachment repair. 

I am trained in Brainspotting, which locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain.
In addition to my own private practice I facilitate group therapy treatment at LifeSTAR Sacramento for spouses/partners of individuals struggling with compulsive sexual behaviors and provide individual, marital, and family therapy for partners and those struggling with addiction. I also have extensive experience working with adolescents struggling with behavioral & emotional issues. 
I have professional training & experience in Program Development & have worked as Administrator & Director for crisis, residential, & outpatient programs. I chartered the Sierra Foothills Chapter of CAMFT in 2010 and served on the Board of Directors until 2013 when I moved. I am a current member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS), and the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists (AMCAP).
In addition, I am an advocate for individuals with mental health issues and I am constantly learning and working to improve my skills as a therapist. I also enjoy running, gardening, music, reading, and spending time with family.