Amy Therrien, MA, MFT Associate
Offering Integral therapeutic Counseling for Individuals, Families and Couples. Through empathy, authenticity, compassion and heart-centered presence, Amy creates a safe container for healing and growth. Employing relational and humanistic approaches , mindfulness, and somatic awareness, Amy guides clients to deeper understanding, self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Amy earned an MA in Integral Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2017. As part of her education, she completed a traineeship at the Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center, offering Psychotherapy for Individuals, couples and families adjusting to the transition of parenthood. As part of this, Amy completed a year long training in the neurophysiology of attachment. Most recently, Amy has worked at an elementary school as a therapist for children and at Ventura Counseling & Wellness Center working with Individuals and Couples. Amy has been teaching Kundalini Yoga, Spiritsongs Workshops, Radiant Child Yoga & Music and Reiki since 2008.
In 1998, Amy earned a BA in Psychology with a Minor in Women’s Studies. She found her passion in social justice work and for six years served as the Team Leader of The Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program, traveling the state of Maine and New England teaching on how to create healthy, equitable relationships and how to look for and respond to warning signs of abuse.
Now, integrating her spiritual practices and perspective with the latest psychological theories, methodologies and her belief in human potential, she is offering Heart Centered Therapy to help you more fully understand who you are and what you want in all areas of life.
AS an MFTA, Amy is supervised by Dr. Audrey Lehmann, PhD, MFT, LPC as part of the licensing process.