Amelia HallAMFT

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What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

A key component of the therapeutic relationship is in client-centered therapy called unconditional positive regard. Essentially, it's a fancy way of saying with my clients I hold a nonjudgemental, accepting space and work to integrate the strengths already within.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

Therapy is a space to try out new ideas and new experiences. If something does not sit well with you, say it and let the therapist know. Therapy is a unique space created for YOU to do the work, and it can take a long time to find someone who is a good match to support that process. Don't be shy to engage with your therapist by asking about their education, trainings, and approaches.

If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

I am passionate about and committed to embodied intersectional liberation from an integrative, embodied and anti-oppressive systems perspective as well as decolonizing mental health through empowering queer, neurodiverse and highly sensitive individuals, couples and groups. I am inspired by Sonya Renee Taylor 's book, The Body is Not An Apology. In it, she shares the importance of radical self-love: "Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injures the relationship we have with our bodies (and minds.) Depression, bipolar disorders and other examples of neurodivergence are stigmatized because we are unwilling to extend the same care and treatment to our brains that we afford our bodies. Our tendency to divorce our brains from our bodies is one of the sneaky ways in which body shame thrives. Re-integrating our brains in our bodies is a necessity for a radical self love."-S.R.T

Specialties

Artists' mental health

Substance abuse

Trauma

Women's issues

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Careers

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Borderline Personality Disorder

Race & Cultural Identity

Academic challenges

Fees

$100

First Session

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Group Session

Individual Session

Couples Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Jungian Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Training / Certifications

Trauma-Informed Surf Therapy (2020)

Registered Yoga Teacher Training (RYT-200) (2016)

Re-Evaluation Counseling (2016-2018)

Embodiment Facilitator Training (2016-2017)

Licensure

CA, AMFT, 115268

Education

Masters in Integrative Counseling Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies

Bachelors in Psychology + Health Minor at College of Charleston

Work History

My experience includes working within the medical and county systems, providing integrative expressive art therapy to teen and adults at the hospital, youth shelter, and adult penitentiary.