Amy Davis, LCSW
Amy Davis, LCSW
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Amy Davis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who specializes in working with children, teens, young adults and their families. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, ADHD, post-traumatic stress, low self-esteem, connection and parenting, adoption issues. Amy has extensive training in child, adolescent and teen mental health and over 14 years of clinical experience in working with youth and families within a variety of community based and outpatient settings.
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I understand that seeking help can be difficult and that it is not always easy to make the decision to seek therapy for your child. In taking this next step, remember that you are a great parent and only want the best for your child. You know your child the best and, in the past, you have probably been able to support and assist your child in navigating their problems. However, when your child’s emotions become too big and begin to interfere with academics, behaviors, personal relationships, sleep/eating patterns, it can be helpful to seek therapeutic support.
Please feel free to contact me should you have additional questions or to schedule an appointment.
My clients describe me as a warm, empathetic, playful and energetic therapist who is skilled at promoting healing and wellness. I use a client-centered approach by allowing the individual to take the lead, explore their own values and goals, without forcing my own agenda or plan. I serve as a guide in helping the client navigate their own path and assist in gently facilitating change. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space to explore and understand feelings, as well as, underlying issues that are the source for unwanted emotions. I work from a strengths-based lens and infuse interventions meant to reinforce a child’s talents and positive qualities in order to help uncover personal values and individual goals for the future. When working with children through young adults, talk therapy can be, but is not always, the most effective method to engage. Therefore, I also use a variety of evidence-based therapeutic interventions such as play, art and sand tray therapy. I also teach calming strategies in order to promote mindfulness, self-awareness and to assist in facilitating a release from worry, decrease stress, improve self-esteem, relationships and overall daily functioning. I spend time getting to know my clients, while incorporating individual interests into each session and work to provide individualized interventions tailored to each individual’s specific needs. I also partner with parents and caregivers by providing support, recommendations or therapeutic insights based on my observations of the relationship and interactions with your child in order to meet his or her emotional needs.
I practice through a trauma-informed and adoption-competent lens and specialize in a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities meant to treat children, adolescents, teens and young adults who suffer from ADHD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, mood disorder and post-traumatic stress.
With over 14 years of clinical experience, I have had the pleasure to work with an extensive number of children, adolescents, teens, young adults and their families. Upon earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2001 from the University of Central Florida, I began working as a clinical case manager in an outpatient community mental health center. It was during this experience, that I gained a high level of compassion and the strong desire to continue to work with youth who struggle with mental health issues and to provide support for their families.
I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2008 from the University of South Florida and began providing individual therapy for youth in a variety of outpatient settings to include in-home and school. From 2016-2019, I had the opportunity to work as a School Social Worker in Hillsborough County Schools. It was through this experience that I sharpened my knowledge of school-based academic and behavioral interventions, which gave me with a unique skillset to assist parents in navigating the school system for their children. In 2019, I began working as a school-based therapist through an outpatient mental health agency in Pasco County. During this time, I gained valuable experience in working with teachers, administrators, and student service teams by supporting the child’s emotional and behavioral needs while in the classroom.
I am specifically trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Adoption Competency, Youth Mental Health First Aide and a variety of expressive therapeutic modalities such as Play, Art and Sand Tray Therapy. I am a member of the Florida Association for Play Therapy and actively take part in professional development workshops.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am honored to continue to serve the community as a licensed therapist.