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Amy Torn, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

Hello! I am an Arizona-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with more than 20 years of experience counseling children, teens, and adults. I have trained and practiced extensively as a cognitive-behavioral therapist, and I also have a passion for mindfulness-based approaches for greater well-being. As a recovering worrier and formerly fierce self-critic, I find great peace and joy in Eastern and Western spiritual wisdom. I am happy to offer these perspectives to those who are interested. I also love to share self-compassion and mindfulness approaches to better cope with emotions and to change distressing patterns of thought and behavior.
In counseling, I encourage people to tune into/trust their intuition; be empowered in their ability to navigate life with grace and ease; practice greater self-acceptance; release themselves from the burden of limiting beliefs; and find meaning and opportunity in challenging experiences. I offer a Spiritually-oriented, compassionate, research-based, and collaborative approach to counseling.
I have a passion and specialty in assisting adults who are experiencing anxiety and those who wish to be more loving/accepting of themselves. My work with children and teens is focused solely on treating anxiety issues (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, school/test anxiety, and phobias) using fun, effective strategies/skills.
I also enjoy helping individuals who are seeking deeper contentment or meaning in their lives and those who are dealing with life changes, including major illness and end-of-life issues.
Most of my clinical experience has been counseling children, teens, and adults in outpatient settings (group and private practice). I have also worked in intensive-outpatient programs, providing cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness therapy. In addition, I am trained in a dream interpretation model developed at the University of Maryland, for those interested in using their dreams to better understand and enhance their waking lives.
My other professional interests are astrology, Reiki, and functional nutrition for greater well-being. I also enjoy walks in nature, meditation, yoga, vegan baking, and travel. I lived in Southern California for two decades and relocated to Southern Arizona last year.
Thank you for viewing my site. It will be a joy to connect with you!

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Depression, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and childbirth, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

AZ LMFT LMFT-15648

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amy Torn. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Amy is genuine and truly cares. Amy understands the balancing of listening and adding input when needed.

Written on Apr 09, 2024 after therapy with Amy for 9 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Amy has been such a wonderful sounding board for me through one of the most challenging times in my life. She responds quickly, effectively, and provides helpful practices to better myself and understand my feelings on a deeper level. She doesn’t pressure to schedule meetings, she is a fantastic listener and I would recommend her to anyone. Very thankful to have found BetterHelp and Amy!

Written on Feb 22, 2024 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is extremely thoughtful, well spoken, well read, and kind. I have been fortunate to have her.

Written on Jan 02, 2024 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Amy is such a wise and caring soul, I was VERY lucky to get her as my help and refuge through the tough times

Written on Dec 12, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Amy is the best person to happen to me since I’ve been a member of better help for close to a year now!

Written on Oct 05, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Amy is truly one of a kind. Very skilled and attentive. She provides excellent communication and understanding from a place of non judgment and compassion.

Written on Jun 26, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem