Amy Harbison, LMSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Hi, my name is Amy Harbison. I am a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in childhood trauma and family counseling. If you or your loved one is experiencing distress in their relationships or if past traumatic experiences are stealing your joy, I would be honored to walk alongside you in your healing journey.
The desire to see strong families and healthy relationships are two of the primary reasons I chose to pursue a career in clinical social work. The parent child relationship is the first one in which we learn who we are to others and where our sense of value and worth begins to form. The quality of our relationship with others is critical in how we interact with them, how we see ourselves and how we move about in our world. I am passionate about working with children and families to overcome their past so they can focus on the present and the future.
I utilize a variety of modalities when working with clients including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and EMDR. I am also trained in Motivational Interviewing and Conscious Discipline. We will work together to create an individualized person centered treatment plan.
My educational background began in Marquette, MI at Northern Michigan University where I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Community Health. I completed my Masters in Social Work at Michigan State University with an additional trauma certificate focused on childhood trauma.
Prior to joining Amplified Life I worked for Community Mental Health in Ottawa County and the Child Advocacy Center in Allegan, MI. I’ve also helped to launch an online school and have provided leadership to two nonprofits.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children exploring outside, traveling and reading. The past few years I’ve begun a small garden that I enjoy spending sunny afternoons in with my dog, Walter.
I look forward to working with you on your path toward healing and growth. Our services are provided in our historic office located on a private, wooded, 4 acre setting only 20 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. It's a place where you can relax, get perspective, re-adjust and re-charge. To learn more about our professional services go to www.amplife.us
If you would like to schedule an initial session with me, call 616-499-4711 or click the "Schedule With Amy" button below; I'd be happy to meet with you and help you explore next steps.