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

Helping Hands, Healing Hearts Counseling Services

EDUCATION

ASSOCIATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

My name is Amy F. Emery and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker within the state of Connecticut. In 2014, I opened Helping Hands, Healing Hearts Counseling Services, LLC, a private practice in Southington, which offers supportive psychotherapy.  

I have always possessed a passion and drive for helping individuals achieve positive changes in their lives, along with a commitment to social justice and human rights.  I have a wide spectrum of experiences, including working with individuals, couples, families, and groups, throughout the life span, and in a variety of settings, and my work has always been devoted to decreasing stressors, and increasing quality of life.

Today, my practice has a strong focus on the LGBTQ* (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Pansexual, Intersex, Asexual, etc.) community. One of the main clinical specialties offered is gender affirming care, in which a safe space is offered to transgender, gender diverse, and gender non-conforming individuals to explore and better understand their gender identity and expression, and how they can live authentically and whole-heartedly.

ABOUT AMY

Master's Degree of Social Work, May 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, December 2003, 
Springfield College, School of Human Service, Springfield, MA

  • Summa Cum Laude





  • State of Connecticut, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • WPATH/ World Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy


To maintain my licensure, I am required to complete a minimum of fifteen hours of continuing education during each year, which shall be related to the practice of social work.