Amy received a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Trinity International University after completing a master’s in counseling ministries from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. She is fully trained as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Amy highly respects every person who attends Bethesda Workshops because she personally knows what it’s like to do the courageous work of counseling and recovery. An active member of 12 Step communities, Amy believes authentic, honest relationships are essential for deep healing and transformation. She incorporates 12 Step recovery principles, trauma recovery, and faith-based interventions in sessions and groups as appropriate – always mindful of her client’s perspectives and needs. In her spare time, Amy and her husband Jim enjoy selling antiques at Chicago-land flea markets and have a booth at an antiques mall in Oshkosh, WI. She also loves walking her dog or participating in anything that celebrates her Irish heritage.