.....Providing a helping hand for living a better life.
Helping Hands, Healing Hearts Counseling Services
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.
Master's Degree of Social Work, May 2006, Springfield College, School of Social Work, Springfield, MA
Bachelor’s Degree of Science, December 2003, Springfield College, School of Human Service, Springfield, MA
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.