Amy Avery, MDiv, MACM, LPCC
“Courage is contagious. Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better, and the world a little braver.”
I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) in the state of Ohio. I obtained my Masters of Divinity in 2005 at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, then spent 6 years as an Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care in Worthington, Ohio. During this time, I further obtained my Masters in Counseling from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio in 2011 and began my work in counseling exclusively in June of 2012 at the Center for Balanced Living in Columbus, Ohio.
I come from a background of work with individuals, couples and extensive group therapy. I bring a specialty in eating disorder treatment but work very broadly with many associated challenges including depression, anxiety, self-esteem challenges, marital counseling, and most other challenges related to mental health. My therapeutic approach stems from work with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients as we journey together towards clarity and growth.
“The bottom line: I believe that vulnerability – the willingness to be “all in” even when you know it can mean failing and hurting – is brave. I do NOT believe that cussing and praying are mutually exclusive. And, I absolutely believe that the passing lane is for passing only.”
DBT Skills Group: A weekly skills education group for people struggling with eating disorders and long standing patterns of behavior interfering with forming relationships, maintaining mental health and using effective coping skills. Requires a six-month commitment. Day and evening group available. If interested, discuss with your therapist or contact Amy directly.
Imagine: An ongoing weekly process group oriented towards individuals who are in a solid and focused place in their journey with recovery from an eating disorder. Must be willing to engage in group discussion, receive feedback, offer support to other group members. Requires an initial 4-week commitment, group members may join at any time. If interested, please contact Amy directly.
BA; Communications & Religion, Hope College (Holland, Michigan)
MDIv;, Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan)
MACM; Methodist Theological School in Ohio (Delaware, Ohio)
Licensure & Certification:
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach/ Ironman Certified Coach
Ordained Minister (www.weddingswithamy.com)