Amy Minor is a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern. Amy has a Master of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in Child Development from East Carolina University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University. Amy has worked in the mental health field since 1994 in a variety of settings. Amy is completing an extensive clinical internship for her Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family therapy as part of her Ph.D. in Psychology. Amy has also taught a variety of college-level Psychology courses over the past several years.

Amy worked at an inpatient psychiatric hospital responsible for intake and group therapy. There she worked predominantly with children, adolescents, and families treating depression, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, OCD, and other behavior/relational issues. Amy also has experience working with adolescents with a history of sexual trauma and abuse. Amy is a certified SYMBIS facilitator and has experience working with premarital and marital couples.

Amy practices an integrative approach in therapy utilizing her extensive experience and research with Attachment theory, client-centered, Bowen Family therapy, and Hope-Focused therapy. Amy’s background with Cognitive-Behavioral, Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness enables her to draw on a variety of techniques that will suit the client and family. Amy believes that everyone is unique with individual experiences and enjoys getting to know her clients and families so that she can utilize and adapt techniques suited for them. This client-centered approach allows Amy to draw on the strengths of each client aiding the client to fulfill their potential.

Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She loves living in North Carolina and visiting both the mountains and the beach. Although she calls North Carolina home she was born in New York and moved to North Carolina just before college. Amy enjoys spending time with her two dogs, reading, cooking, and traveling.