Amy Reihman, MS, LMHC enjoys working with a variety of individuals, although she typically sees individuals ages 11 and up. Her focus areas include depression, anxiety, trauma, relational issues, and maternal issues. Additionally, she is trained in EMDR therapy.
The receiving end of therapy
Amy understands what it is like to be on the receiving end of therapy, and she is open about her own diagnoses of anxiety and depression. As a result, she firmly believes that everyone can benefit from therapy, because it is an individual process. The goal is to make people happier and healthier version of themselves, which is possible for everyone.
Her approach is flexible because she understands that everyone responds differently. As she works with an individual, she lets them be a driving force in their own treatment, understanding that different methods work for different people. It is important to her that a person sets their own goals in order to be invested in the process.
Compassion and understanding
Amy has always enjoyed helping others and describes herself as having a helper’s heart. She feels honored to be a part of someone’s journey as they tackle mental health issues. Her priority is to be caring and compassionate so that others can feel comfortable opening up to her.
She acknowledges that everyone has something they are dealing with. We are all human and we all have our own struggles. For this reason, she makes sure to come from a non-judgmental place and strives to support each individual she works with. She is passionate about normalizing mental health and works to help #StopTheStigma.
Her empathetic nature makes it easy for Amy to form connections with others. She likes everyone that she works with, and feels blessed to get to know them and to be a part of their progress. It is satisfying to her when people get to a place where they can make decisions, utilize skills, and achieve their goals.
Helping outside of the office
On her days off, you will likely find Amy volunteering at a local animal shelter. She loves cats and has adopted five of them. Animals have been extremely therapeutic, comforting, and loving to her. Similarly, she loves dogs and has a German Shepherd.