Amy is a Clinical Psychology Fellow, a researcher, and a mother of five. She understands the very human struggles associated with managing intense emotions and thoughts without feeling consumed by them, living in the present moment without being haunted by memories of the past or worries about the future, and arriving at a place where our lives are dictated by us and our values, rather than by traumas and other stressful life experiences. At the heart of these very human struggles, there are often more paths than we realize toward resilience and self-compassion. Amy’s mission is to offer a therapy tailored to meet your unique needs, grounded in science, and guided by empirically supported best practices.
Areas of Expertise
- children and adults struggling with interpersonal relationships, intense emotional responses and thought patterns, coping with stressful situations, and staying present and mindful
- survivors of sexual, physical, and emotional trauma
- individuals experiencing difficulties associated with infertility, pregnancy, substance use during pregnancy, labor and delivery, adoption, nursing, and parenting
- couples and families coping with unexpected complications, traumas, and losses (e.g. birth trauma, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, medical illness and complications in infants and children)
- people experiencing discrimination, marginalization, and/or trauma due to some aspect of their identity (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religiosity)
Advanced Trainings and Certifications
Amy will be completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Dual Title in Infant Mental Health from Wayne State University in May of 2022. She received her BA in Psychology and her MA in Clinical Psychology from Wayne State as well. Amy completed her Predoctoral Internship at Henry Ford Health System, where she received intensive training in providing clinical diagnosis and evidence-based treatment in multiple inpatient and outpatient settings, including Consultation-Liaison, Oncology, the ICU, Otolaryngology, Academic Internal Medicine, and OBGYN clinics. Amy is completing professional certification in Maternal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International (PSI). She has undergone rigorous training programs in evidence-based assessment and treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. As a practitioner of mindfulness and meditation, Amy also regularly integrates mindfulness-based therapies into her practice.
Hecht, L, Pester, B., Braciszewski, J.M., Graham, A.E., Mayer, K., Martens, K.M., Hamann, A., Carlin, A.m. & Miller-Matero, L.R. (2020) Socioeconomic and racial disparities in bariatric surgery. Obesity Surgery.
Ellis, D., Graham, A.E., Carcone, A., Naar-King, A., Sibinga, E. Hains, A. & Slacher, R. (2018). Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Emerging Adults with Poorly Controlled, Type 1 Diabetes: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine
Graham, A.E., Beatty, J.R., Rosano, T.G., Sokol, R.J., & Ondersma, S.R. (2017) The utility of the Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) and Ethyl Sulfate (EtS) assay for alcohol detection in women of childbearing years. Substance Use and Misuse
Ondersma, S.J., Beatty, J.R., Rosano, T.G., Graham, A.E., Sokol, R.J. (2015). Commercial Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) and Ethyl Sulfate (EtS) testing is not vulnerable to incidental alcohol exposure in pregnant women. Substance Use and Misuse