I am a co-creator of Therapy Space and have practiced psychotherapy for 15 years in the US and Canada. My formative training was in Creative Arts Therapy and I have had the privilege of working in a variety of clinical, community, and educational settings. I believe therapy is a space to develop strengths and resources, as well as examining problems and personal struggles. I enjoy working in a creative and collaborative way with people to support insight and foster positive change in areas of struggle and pain. I see my job as applying psychotherapy skills so that individuals experience growth and increased sense of well-being, while remaining the expert of his/her life.
I specialize in treating adults experiencing depression, anxiety, and transition challenges which typically manifest through relationship, career, and academic problems. I also have extensive experience with children and adolescent issues.
I would be happy to answer any questions by phone (608) 512-7211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Adults face complex issues that change over time. Issues involving life transitions, education and work, and family and relationships.
- Anxiety/Excessive Worry
- Depression/Disordered Thinking
- Life Transitions/Adjustment
- Disordered Eating/Healthy Lifestyle/Body Image
- Career Guidance/Education Goals
- Sexuality/LGBT issues
- Trauma Informed (TF-CBT)
The teenage years are full of life, change, and challenges. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, examining challenges and supporting positive self esteem and growth . I may incorporate creative arts therapy as developmentally appropriate or requested by the client.
- Healthy Life Choices
- Self Esteem
- Emotional Development
- Communication Skills
Insurance and Fees:
My aim is to provide best possible access to therapy, therefore I offer a sliding scale fee, billing for pre-tax medical spending accounts, and accept payment by Credit Card.
- The Alliance (UW SHIP);
- WEA Trust;
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield;
- HealthPartners MN;
More about Me:
I received my Master’s in Psychotherapy par les Arts from Concordia University in Montreal Quebec Canada. During my graduate work I received a research assistantship with The Center for Arts in Human Development; and completed clinical internships at Maimonides Hospital and Batshaw Family Services. I enjoy research and was a co-researcher with the Biography Laboratory Project; a multi-year action research project investigating post modern approaches in Narrative Therapy. In additional to clinical work with Montreal Children’s Hospital and in private practice, I was a trainer for Concordia University’s Summer Institute in Community Development. Since moving to Madison Wisconsin I have worked in a State Certified Mental Health Clinic, as Health and Wellness Trainer to Wisconsin State Departments and Agencies, and Board President of Hancock Center for Dance Movement Therapy. I hold certifications in cross -cultural Mental Health practices from McGill University’s Transcultural Psychiatry.
Amy Thomas, LPC
photo credit Bobbie Harte