Psychotherapist

Specialty Areas:

- Culturally Sensitive
- LGBTQ+ Affirming
- Sex & Body Positive
- Kink & Poly Friendly
- Trauma
- Depression
- Anxiety
- ADHD
- Interpersonal Communication
- Intimate Relationships
- Sexual Health
- Working with those struggling to live their life as the most authentic version of themselves

Amy Springer,

LSW

(she/her)

Amy Springer is a culturally sensitive; LGBTQ+ affirming; sex & body positive; and kink & poly friendly Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who enjoys working with those struggling to live their life as the most authentic version of themselves. Through a trauma-informed lens and client-centered approach, she aims to help clients bravely explore where they have been, who they are today, and what steps they want to take towards the future they envision.

Amy implements a relational approach to therapy, firmly believing that human connection is at the center of each of our lived experiences. She utilizes the positive connection built within the therapeutic relationship as a catalyst for clients to engage in the healing and growth they desire, whether that be within themselves or alongside others. She tailors her clinical approach to working with clients based on each individual or couple’s unique reasons for seeking accompaniment on their personal journey.

Amy is currently working towards her doctoral degree in human sexuality at Widener University, which is also where she earned her Master’s in Social Work; she acquired her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago.  

Outside of the office, Amy enjoys spending her free time building and maintaining positive connections with family, friends, her two rescue dogs, and even the occasional stranger.

Bio

Specialty/Interest Areas:

- Culturally Sensitive
- LGBTQ+ Affirming
- Sex & Body Positive
- Kink & Poly Friendly
- Trauma
- Depression
- Anxiety
- ADHD
- Interpersonal Communication
- Intimate Relationships
- Sexual Health
- Working with those struggling to live their life as the most authentic version of themselves

For as far back as I can recall, I have always known that I wanted to be a helping professional in the mental health field, but it was during the early stages of my college career that I fell in love with social work and knew that it was through that lens that I would be able to best support others on their journey of healing and growth. Humans are complex folx and that only becomes more intricate as we intertwine our paths with those of others; being able to explore how our varying intersectional identities and experiences impact how we move through space and time only seemed fitting for the way in which I wanted to approach supporting others.



1. What attracted you to being a psychotherapist?

Questions

My approach to working with clients is, first and foremost, acknowledging that each individual is the expert of their own lives and has everything they need to learn, heal, and grow within them and can further be summed up by the follow Modern affirmation: “I am a lighthouse rather than a lifeboat. I do not rescue, but instead help others to find their own way to shore, guiding them by my example”.

2. How would you describe your approach with your clients? 

“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”

– Angela Davis

3. What's your favorite quote about mental health? 

I think one of the things that I am most consistently in awe of is the resiliency of the human spirit and the inherent strength and courage clients dig deeply for to engage their capacity to heal, even in the face of some of the most devastating challenges.

4. What has surprised you the most about being a psychotherapist?