Amy Smitke, LISW-S, LICDC
Co-Founder, Clinical Supervisor, & Clinical Therapist
Amy is an experienced & passionate Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisory Designation. She holds an independent license in Chemical Dependency. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Tiffin University, a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University. She is currently working towards her Ed.D Community Care and Counseling specializing in Trauma at Liberty University. She has demonstrated positive outcomes with anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, life transitions, and addictions.
What a session feels like with me
Clients have told her that they feel as if they are having a conversation, not a therapy session.
Client Focus and Specializations
Amy is dedicated and passionate about helping individuals gain insight and understanding of their strengths, goals, and hope by working on and personalized goals and objectives. Life can be a challenge, both positive and negative. At times we may not know how to help ourselves become unstuck or how to work through life and asking for help can be difficult. As human beings, we are designed to make connections with others through shared experiences but a great appreciation of our differences. Amy works with her clients to get unstuck in unhealthy patterns that are holding them back from the life they want. Amy specializes in substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. She has a special interest in working with individuals with trauma, veterans, and individuals/couples struggling with sexual issues in their lives. When working with Amy you will experience a collaborative approach that is authentic, warm, non-judgmental and aims to create a safe environment for growth and change.
Amy utilizes the following evidence-based treatment modalities:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)