Amy Thomas, NCC, LPC

 


Amy Thomas, LPC
(608)512-7211
amy@therapyspacemadison.com

I am a Psychotherapist and Creative Arts Therapist with over 10 years experience in the US and Canada.   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  amy@therapyspacemadison.com

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.

  • Anxiety
  • Healthy Life Choices
  • Self Esteem
  • Emotional Development
  • Communication Skills

Children make meaning of their world through dramatic play. Working with multiple modalities of arts, I offer a creative world children can explore safely. I have experience counseling children in children’s hospitals, school districts, and private practice.

  • Spectrum Disorders
  • Information Processing Disorders
  • Emotional Development
  • Anxiety

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;
  • PreferredOne

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
(608)512-7211
amy@therapyspacemadison.com

 

 

photo credit Bobbie Harte