About Amy S. Mills, LPC
As a dedicated elementary teacher I noticed many families with unmet mental health needs. As I observed their struggles, my zeal for instruction adapted from the classroom to the therapy office.
For more than 20 years, my passion for families has continued as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Life can be overwhelming and the future uncertain. My goal is to walk alongside, advocate, and direct your path to a place of hope. I believe building a healthy connection is essential to the therapy process and understanding the dynamics of the family system is invaluable. I partner with children, teens, and adults as they navigate trauma, heartaches, diagnoses, and crises.
My specialty is trauma, especially as it effects children and teens, but I work with all ages. My therapy approach is determined by careful consideration of the client and their family system. I am trained in various types of therapy, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
When not working, my self-care includes spending time with my husband, our Beagle, and our two parakeets. You might also find me gardening, sewing, playing piano, shopping, and crafting.
“When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.” — Dr. Suess
My Education & Experience
I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Music from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Later I continued my education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where I obtained a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Counseling, as well as a Master of Arts in Christian Education.
My experience includes working with children and adolescents in the foster care system, providing crisis interventions in the community, admissions at behavioral health hospitals, and individual therapy. I also have experience collaborating with various service providers including schools, daycares, other counselors, CASA volunteers, attorneys, and the Department of Family & Protective Services.
If you believe I can be of service to you, your child, and/or your family, please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment. It would be my honor and privilege to walk beside you in your journey.
“Owning our own story and loving ourselves through that process is the best thing we’ll ever do.” – Brené Brown