Amy Wright, MSW, LCSWA

Outpatient Psychotherapist in Chapel Hill

Amy (they/them/theirs or she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) and an Outpatient Psychotherapist at Three Oaks Behavioral Health & Wellness in Chapel Hill. Amy completed their Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at UNC Chapel Hill. Amy’s undergraduate degree, also at UNC Chapel Hill, consisted of a double major in Psychology and Communication Studies. Amy developed their passion for therapy through their own experiences of suffering, healing and growth, as well as through their time serving as a crisis hotline counselor and support group facilitator.

Amy’s therapeutic style is collaborative, affirming, open-minded and tailored to your preferences, needs & strengths. Amy enjoys working with clients with a wide range of goals, especially people seeking to focus on trauma, grief, social anxiety, depression, self-compassion, difficulties at work or college and/or effectiveness in social relationships. Amy uses an eclectic approach that combines multiple therapies, such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), the Satir Growth Model, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Self-Compassion, Mindfulness and more. Amy also enjoys incorporating creative methods into therapy such as improvisation games, role plays, art and movement (only if you are comfortable and interested!).

Amy emphasizes that all trauma is valid. For example, working at a toxic job can be traumatic, even if our society rarely acknowledges this. Trauma responses result from a combination of many factors and are neither your fault nor a weakness. You have the power to heal and grow from trauma and other forms of suffering, especially by using the tools and supports that are right for you.

Amy works primarily with adults and is LGBTQIA+ affirming. They strive to be culturally humble with people of all identities and spiritual or religious affiliations, seeking to understand and focus on the goals and values that are important to you. Amy always welcomes your feedback if you would like something to be different in sessions.

Amy is laid-back, endearingly quirky, and likes to bring some humor into sessions. In their free time, Amy likes to paint, write poetry, listen to hard rock music, dance however their body wants to move, watch Netflix and enjoy cute animals.

If you would like to get to know Amy or ask questions before deciding whether to schedule a first appointment with them, Amy is happy to schedule a free 15-20 minute phone or video consult with you.


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