Amy Keala, MS, AMFT
Amy is a register Associate Marriage and Family Therapist under the supervision of Christine Willeford. She works with adults, teens and couples.
Amy takes a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to therapy with a foundation of developing mindfulness/self awareness. She utilizes CBT to help clients identify patterns in behaviors and relationship dynamics that might be keeping them stuck. DBT Skills offer clients tools for emotional regulation, relationship skills and crisis management. Self-compassion provides a non-judgemental relationship with oneself that inspires growth instead of shame.
The struggles young people face today need special attention and care. Amy works with adolescents who are navigating challenges in areas such as managing anxiety, depression, navigating social and life issues, developing resilience and strong sense of self, and learning how to make choices that bring joy and how to course correct when necessary.
Amy has training in the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Couples therapy. These methods teach communication skills, conflict management and work to restore healthy emotional bonds between couples.
Amy takes a trauma informed approach to working with individuals and couples. Understanding the effects of trauma on the brain and body and how to restore a sense of safety to individuals and couples is where healing begins. She provides a safe, compassionate space to unwind, understand, create new perspectives and develop inner strength and love for oneself.