Amy Mills, LPC, Child Violence & Trauma Intervention Therapist
“It’s the accomplishment of small goals that help women and children ultimately obtain stability. Perseverance is key. So, I try to celebrate every victory — not just the big ones. By redefining expectations, I can see each person and their path toward independence with clear eyes.”
ACCREDITATIONS: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Minister, Certified Self-Contained Classroom Teacher, Certified Self-Contained Classroom Music Teacher
SPECIALTY: Mothers and children ages 3-17 who have experienced trauma such as abuse and parental separation.
ABOUT AMY MILLS
Amy has been assisting to develop the Child Violence and Trauma Intervention (CVTI) program since she joined the Center for Transforming Lives team on February 2, 2018. As the Child CVTI Therapist she utilized Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with the child(ren) of participants and provided parenting skills to mentor their parents. In her current role as the Adult CVTI Therapist she utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to help the parent(s) “unlock” past trauma memories impacting their daily functioning. Amy works collaboratively with the CVTI Child Therapist to provide a multi-generational approach to therapy that will better meet the needs of CTL families by walking in their shoes, doing whatever it takes, and building a better future. (Can shorten if needed)
When Amy is not at CTL, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their Beagle-mix dog, Rolo at their suburban home south of Fort Worth. As a family they enjoy going on walks, especially to the park where her husband will fly his drone while Amy and Rolo play. Amy and her husband are actively involved leaders in their bilingual church where she plays the keyboard and sings in the worship service. Amy practices self-care by creating craft projects with her Cricut and sewing machines, and planting flowers in her yard.
Amy has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas since August 31, 2005. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, and a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education.