AMY A HAYS, LCSW
Adolescent & Adult Psychotherapist
GET TO KNOW ME
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas with a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. I have been providing psychotherapy services since 2002.
I provide services to pre-teens, teenagers, and adults.
Outside of the office, I'm a wife and a mom to two teenage boys. I've also been a group fitness instructor for over a dozen years.
I believe that a well-balanced life is important to a healthy mind.
I love helping people find their way, whether through traumatic experiences from the past or issues in the present. For teens and adults who have experienced emotional trauma, I utilize trauma-focused approaches, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). There are a variety of approaches to therapy and together, we will explore which would be most beneficial to you as the client. I find that most people really enjoy the therapeutic experience and come out of it more self-assured and confident.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. When distress from a disturbing event remains, the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions may create feelings of overwhelm, of being back in that moment, or of being “frozen in time.” EMDR therapy helps the brain process these memories, and allows normal healing to resume.
In our therapy sessions, we will work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. Together, we will work to create a treatment plan that works for you. Individual therapy may incorporate EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, or a blend of approaches based on your individual needs.
Most of my sessions involve working with the individual, though at times it is important to bring other family members into session to assist in building up the relationship through communication or psychoeducation of the individual's mental health needs.
Initial Intake Session (includes file set up and course of treatment): $120
Individual session (50-55 minutes): $120
Family session: $120
BCBS PPO and HMO
13625 Pond Springs Rd., ste. 106
Austin, Texas 78729