Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Southern Methodist University. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Counselor Education with a focus in counseling children and adolescents at Texas A&M University Commerce. She is licensed as a Professional Counselor, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, and Psychological Associate. Amy has experience in AD/HD coaching, play therapy, and counseling children, adolescents, and adults. Amy’s training includes working with children and adults with special needs where she focuses on maximizing strengths, increasing coping skills, and working on emotional and behavioral regulation. Additionally, Amy has extensive experience in Neuropsychological, AD/HD and Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluations. Amy’s previous work experience includes extensive training in Neuropsychological Assessment while in private practice with neuropsychologists. During her time in private practice, Amy performed neuropsychological evaluations for individuals that include clients with traumatic brain injuries, stroke victims, clients with learning disabilities, as well as psychiatric disorders. She later specialized in assessment and diagnosis of learning disorders while at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Other Learning Disorders. While at the Scottish Rite Hospital, Amy collaborated with medical doctors and psychologists, as well as worked in the research lab that helped design a curriculum used across the world for children with dyslexia. Amy later served at the Shelton School and Evaluation Center, the largest private school for children with learning differences in the world, where she was the Administrative Research Coordinator on the CAARTE Research study. Amy helped lead the efforts working hand in hand with the UT Dallas Center For Brain Health and UT Southwestern where the team examined non-medication interventions for AD/HD. Amy was then promoted to Specialist in School Psychology and Professional Counselor in the Shelton Evaluation Center where she provided Neuropsychological, AD/HD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluations, as well as initiated the counseling services at their center. Amy is thrilled to be the Clinical Director of the Center for Children and Families where she can serve the children and families in our community and offer variety of services to meet their needs.