M.S. Ed, NCC, LPC
Amy Schafer is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. She completed her undergraduate studies at Susquehanna University where she received a B.S. in Psychology. Amy received her Master’s of Science in Education with a specialization in Community Counseling from Duquesne University.
Amy has over 15 years of clinical experience providing mental health treatment to children, families and adults. In addition to private practice, Amy has worked in a variety of settings including in home, residential, school based mental health and partial hospitalization. Regardless of the setting, Amy believes that therapy should be free of judgement, and should be focused on how people interact with the world around them. Her work includes a mix of goal setting, education, reflection and feedback. Amy believes that your specific therapeutic journey and plan should include your own personal experiences, strengths and lifestyle. Amy welcomes clients of all ages from childhood to adulthood and believes that all people have the ability to manage their mental wellness if given the right tools.
Amy’s professional career has included extensive work in identifying how individuals communicate through behavior and has presented on this subject at both the local and state level. Amy also has specific training in couples’ counseling and parenting, anxiety, trauma therapy, crisis intervention, stress management and mood disorders.
Whether working with children, adults, families or couples, Amy believes that the client is at the center of the decision making and uses an integrative approach to find the right treatment for each individual.