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Amy Kennedy, MS, CRC, LPC Intern, RYT-200

I have a private practice providing individual mental health counseling for adults in Portland, OR. I view mental health and well-being from a whole body health perspective, with attention to mind, body, and spirit. Approaches that I draw on include: research on the brain, body-oriented approaches, nonviolent communication (NVC), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and depth psychology. Based on the needs of the client, counseling can include talk therapy, mindfulness, and creative arts techniques.

Background

I have an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling from Portland State University. I received a B.A. in Psychology and Painting from Lewis & Clark College.

During graduate school, I completed three years of training in mental health counseling, with a specialization in therapy and vocational rehabilitation support for individuals with chronic illness and disability. I did a year-long certification in Yoga and Mindfulness for adults with Yoga Calm and trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with the Beck Institute.

I have worked with individuals with vision loss, mental health conditions, chronic illness, and intellectual & developmental disability, providing vocational rehabilitation services and mental health counseling to adolescents and adults. I have additional training and continuing education in Nonviolent Communication, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Jungian theory, and Hatha/Restorative Yoga. With a background in the arts and outdoors, I also have a strong respect for the role of creativity and nature in well-being.

Credentials

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
Registered Professional Counselor Intern (LPC Intern)
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)

I am a Registered Intern in Oregon. I practice under the supervision of Greg Crosby, M.A., LPC, CGP, FAGPA.