Amy Fordham, MA, LPCC
Mental Health Practitioner
As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I strive to treat clients as unique individuals who are worthy of unconditional acceptance, regardless of their struggles and circumstances. It is my desire to create a safe place, walk alongside, challenge, and encourage my clients to find emotional and mental healing. My integrative approach is person-centered while incorporating Dialectical Behavior Therapy and cognitive-behavior therapy methods. I work with older adolescents and adults, individuals of the LGBTQIA population, individual and family mental health issues, and veterans.
My previous professional experience included a model similar to that of Multi-Systemic Therapy working with adolescents and their families to help clients who were challenged with high-risk and/or defiant behaviors and attachment issues. I provided in-home therapy to these individuals to influence change through communication, rules and structure, and adequate support through relationship/attachment enhancement. I also co-facilitated adolescent and parent DBT group.
I have attended the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training through a Linehan Institute approved training. I work individually with adolescent and adult DBT clients and co-facilitate the adolescent and parent DBT groups. I am also trained in Radically-Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) targeting client’s overcontrol coping style and currently incorporate this model into individual sessions. I have training and experience with Systemic Family Therapy.
Currently a doctoral student pursuing a PsyD in Clinical Psychology through Capella University.
M.A. in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in August 2017.
B.A. in Psychology from Winona State University, Winona, MN in May 2012.
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