Amy Sullivan, LPC, specializing in post-traumatic growth

I believe change occurs most easily in the presence of unconditional acceptance.

 

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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working with Restoring Hope Counseling and Coaching, Inc. Our office is in office Finneytown, Ohio. I am a Certified Trauma Responsive Counselor helping people move into post traumatic growth. I assist women and families who are struggling with fertility and perinatal mood disorders. In addition, I assist those who are experiencing grief from loss: the loss of loved ones, dreams, or relationships. My style is compassionate, empathetic, direct and laced with humor. As an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained clinician, I help people move through the effects of trauma and embrace post traumatic growth. I am a SoulCollage® Facilitator and will use the activity of collage making to help people realize their strengths and process events with which they are struggling. My pronouns are she/her.

Many people seek counseling to achieve some sort of change in their life. I believe that change occurs most easily in the presence of unconditional acceptance. From this belief, I offer a space to create a sincere, genuine and reliable relationship which I see as the foundation for psychological healing. Based on each person’s concerns, worldview and preferences, I will offer methods and tools for change and healing. In each session, we will together seek to realize your strengths and resources to help you reach your desired goals.

 

Trainings by Amy Sullivan

Amy, pronouns she/her, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Trauma Specialist working with Restoring Hope Counseling and Coaching, Inc. She works with individuals and couples who are struggling with anxiety, infertility or who have experienced trauma. As an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained clinician, Amy helps people move through the effects of trauma and embrace post traumatic growth. Also, a SoulCollage® Facilitator, Amy uses the activity of collage making to help clients realize their strengths and process events with which they are struggling.

Amy is known to be a warm, inviting and humorous presenter who can make the information being presented easily understood and put into practice. Since the late 1980’s, Amy has provided training to a variety of audiences, from teens to older adults, on subjects ranging from employability skills and alcohol and other drug abuse prevention. In 2000, Amy began training colleagues and students within the massage therapy field. As a trainer, she has developed deep expertise in a wide range of topics including pregnancy, infant and fertility massage, and reflexology. In 1998, Amy became a certified instructor for Baby’s First Massage® She offers trainings with Baby’s First Massage and about the Polyvagal Theory and how to best use this information in counseling people.

 
 

Understanding the Polyvagal Theory

Porges (2015) states that feeling safe is the preamble to attachment. Neuroception is the unconscious assessment of risk/danger or safety in the environment and with people (Porges, 2004). It occurs in a primitive part of the human brain, the brainstem, without conscious awareness. From this determination, the neurological system indicates to the body if behaviors of social engagement are to be activated, or if the body should move into a fight, flight, or freeze state of being (Porges, 2004).


Simple Ways to Use Neurobiology in Sessions

Do you wish you understood the biology of emotions, counseling and the healing process?  This training will help therapists understand more deeply how clients experience a sense of safety, offer processes to create safety and comprehend some of the biology of emotions.


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