Amy has been in practice at Amy Avery Counseling Solutions since April, 2018, but she has been a respected and sought after counselor for much longer. With her Bachelors Degree in Communications and Religion, along with her Masters of Divinity, Amy started her career as an Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care in Worthington, Ohio, where she ministered and counseled for more than six years.
Realizing that she had a gift and a passion for counseling, Amy received her Masters in Counseling from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio in 2011. After parting ways with the church to focus on counseling, Amy started her internship at Directions Counseling Group in Worthington, Ohio, where she ultimately transitioned into a full time counseling position.
The following year, Amy joined the Center for Balanced Living in Columbus, Ohio, and during her 7 years at the Center, her focus was primarily on treating eating disorders, which allowed her to increase her knowledge as well as make many great connections in the counseling community.
One of the areas that grabbed Amy's interest was trauma therapy. She collaborated with many people over the years on the works of Pia Mellody, John Bradshaw, and Brene Brown. This is when her counseling focus transitioned into treating the underlying trauma that, unbeknownst to her clients, was more often than not the reason they were seeking therapy. This led her to starting her own practice where she could focus more on, and treat, the underlying issues.
As Amy's practice has grown, she has added two excellent therapists to the team. Jacquelyn Bell and Gayle Kuhr. If you wish to discuss a possible session with Amy, Jacki, or Gayle, please email Amy directly at Amy@A2Counseling.com or leave her a message at 614-918-8269!