.....Providing a helping hand for living a better life.

Helping Hands, Healing Hearts Counseling Services

My name is Amy F. Emery,  and I offer individual psychotherapy 

to clients ages 18 years and older.

I am an LGBTQ* affirming, trauma informed, Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator,

 and I am licensed in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

In 2014, I opened my private practice, Helping Hands, Healing Hearts Counseling Services, LLC

out of my passion and drive for helping individuals achieve positive changes in their lives,

through decreasing stressors, and increasing quality of life.

I provide a strength-based and solution-focused method for therapy as I work with my clients,​

joining with them as a team, helping them move forward in life to achieve their identified goals.​

​Therapeutic focuses of emotional wellness include :

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Authenticity, Connection, and Shame-Resilience

Self-Esteem and Self-Image

Trauma and Life Stressors  


Master's Degree of Social Work, 2006 

  • Springfield College, School of Social Work, Springfield, MA

  • Generalist education in micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work

  • Phi Alpha Honor Society

Bachelor’s Degree of Science, 2003 

  • Springfield College, School of Human Service, Springfield, MA

  • Summa Cum Laude


  • State of Connecticut, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • State of Massachusetts, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

  • National Association of Social Workers member


  • WPATH/ World Professional Association for Transgender Health member

  • EMDR International Association member

  • Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator 

  • ​​Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing training

  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy training