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Shuman, Amy

Private Practice
1866 Northampton St. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 250-3246

  • Clinical Licenses held:
    • Licensed social worker at independent practice level (LICSW)
  • Ages of population served:  3-18 years
  • Genders Served:
    • Male
    • Female
    • Self-Identified gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered
  • Types of Services offered:
    • Evidence based individual therapy (e.g., CBT for anxiety, depression, or trauma)
    • Neurofeedback, or other alternative therapies
    • Risk Assessments
  • Experience with Specialized Populations:
    • Adolescent emergence of major mental illness (e.g., Bipolar Disorder, Psychotic Disorders)
    • Youth with significantly impairing physical disabilities (e.g., deaf, blind)
    • Severe trauma population (e.g., fragile PTSD, complex trauma adaptation, dissociation)
    • Youth with high frequency/severity of assaultive behavior targeting others
    • Youth with a history of fire setting
  • Language Proficiencies in Group/Individual sessions:
    • English
  • Residential Treatment Program:  No
  • Psychopharmacology Assessments Provided: No
  • Onsite Access to provide Psychiatric Medication as part of services: No
  • Insurance Accepted: No
  • Description of work provided and philosophy of working with this population:
    • I do cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused therapy.I specialize in a novel rapid treatment for trauma, phobias, OCD, eating disorders, anxiety disorders. This therapy is called Accelerated Resolution Therapy and is in clinical trials at this time throughout he University of South Florida, with one satellite study being conducted at Holyoke Community College. I also specialize in training clinicians how to conduct psychosexual assessments for children and youth with sexual behavior problems.