Resident in Counseling
Amy M. Scott is a Licensed Resident in the state of Virginia where she is working toward full licensure to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. She started investigating human behavior and gathering resources to learn about Psychology at the age of twelve years old. During her early twenties she researched the correlation between mind, body, and spirit with how they work as one organism. It is her belief that each component must become well to function for optimal health.
Educationally, Amy graduated from Roane State Community College in 2001 with an A.S. in Social Sciences. Furthering her education towards a B.S. degree at Austin Peay State University in 2003, where she majored in Psychology with a focus in sleep disorders and minored in Philosophy. In addition, she is certified in Polysomnography as a Polysomnographic Technician from The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine. Upon moving throughout various military duty stations as a military spouse, Amy then pursued graduate school to receive her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University in 2020.
Some therapeutic techniques she uses in Individual Counseling with adults are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, brief Solution-focused, Person-Centered approach, Mindfulness Meditation, and Dream Analysis with her clients. She enjoys working with long-term illness coping skills for the patient and the family members, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, sleep disorders, anger management, stress management techniques, post-abortion care, post-divorce care, co-dependency, mindfulness meditation, spiritual soul work, and grief & loss work.
Amy has worked as an adult Case Manager within her community, provided direct patient care in an adult Behavioral Health Unit in a hospital, conducted sleep disorders testing (Polysomnography) in hospital laboratories, administrator for a non-profit, women’s pregnancy center, interned for a private practice in solution-focused co-therapy, and as a Primary Counselor in a residential treatment program for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Hawaii. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and American Association of Christian Counselors. Amy is impassioned working with various multicultural groups, as she has traveled and has experience working with patients of many ethnicities.