Amy Elder earned a BA in Psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1992. She obtained a Master of Arts in Counseling from Denver Seminary in 1995.
Amy became a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri in 1999 and subsequently in Illinois (2002) and in North Carolina (2010).
She has worked in the mental health field since 1992, in inpatient and outpatient settings, providing individual and group therapy for adults and adolescents.
Amy currently offers individual, marriage and family therapy to women and men. She treats depression, anxiety, addictions, grief and loss, ACOA, and ADHD utilizing a holistic model integrating several treatment modalities. Some of them include: CBT, HearthMath, Family Systems, and Object Relations. She is able to address anger management, relationship concerns, life skills, career, and end of life issues. Amy is also able to address church leadership concerns, such as pastoral burn-out.
She is a certified Life Coach, with the following specialty areas: health and wellness, ADHD, parenting, and life purpose.
Her areas of passion and interest include: being a proponent of functional medicine, spiritual formation and direction, healing and contemplative prayer, Pilates, hiking, and singing.
Amy is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.