Amy is a Certified Traumatic Stress Therapist, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and soon-to-be registered yoga teacher, who specializes in the neurobiology of psychological trauma. Amy has been a trauma specialist for 15 years, working with communities across the United States. Amy is the co-owner of Kindred Connections, a group practice that provides “bottom-up” approaches for healing, and is the co-creator of an evidence-driven treatment model incorporating education, meditation, process and yoga that has received attention nationwide.
Amy has provided multiple workshops and presentations for organizations including the National Guard, universities and colleges, hospitals and a host of national conferences, on topics such as: the neurobiology of traumatic stress, “bottom-up” treatment approaches, Trauma-Process Yoga Groups, childhood sexual exploitation, and creating and implementing trauma-informed programs and organizations. Amy provides consult, commentary and supervision for clinicians, community organizations, and media outlets.
Amy is a survivor and a proud member of SSRI.
Incredibly moving testimony from those who are generally powerless in our criminal justice system...Michael B. Forte, Chief Judge of Rhode Island Family Court
Impactful, educational, no better way to learn from those with first-hand knowledge... A journey of triumph and victory that everyone needs to hear.CMSgt. Lori Ashness Former RIJFHQ/SARC
This training should be required for all medical students. Incredible presentation and very important for future physicians to hear...Medical Student, Warren Alpert Medical School - Brown University
Phenomenal. One of the most effective presentations I have ever experienced at a conference. Really serves to ground me in the long term impact of abuse...RI Family Court Conference Attendee
It was amazing. I'm sure others would agree it had a huge impact on our unit as medical professionals...RI National Guards Military Detachment Unit Training Attendee