amy alley, LMFT-A

amy alley

counseling philosophy

 I work on the philosophy that all people tend to move toward positive growth and therapy is good place to start. Counseling helps you recognize strengths and process blocks. My approach is friendly and accommodating. I believe that change happens in a safe, nonjudgmental space where we can engage openly and honestly. I use gentle confrontation to promote growth, and encourage healthy humor for healing, acceptance and alternate perspectives. My sessions are usually unstructured, but I often include research and theory in a conversational manner to increase understanding and expansion of ideas.  

couples counseling

areas of expertise

My areas of interest and expertise include:

  • Self esteem
  • Communication
  • Self Exploration
  • Individuals and Couples
  • Sports Therapy
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder

sports counseling

education/specialized training

In 2000, I immigrated from Australia to attend the University of Southern California on an athletic scholarship and received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology.  I had an emphasis in Sports psychology, Philosophy and Sociology.  Finally, I received my Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy thru Northcentral University.