My name is Amy Bryant, EdS, LPC, and I am a a psychotherapist and parent coach. I utilize a combination of recent research in neuroscience, social science and development across the lifespan to provide psychotherapy and practical guidance to children and adolescents, as well as their parents and teachers.
How would your life change if you were given permission to embrace your wild child? Learn how to transform worries and struggles into emotional resilience and strengths. What if supporting the wild child in you could help free you from self-doubt, sadness, and discontent? Learn how to deepen your relationship with yourself in order to create a life with more freedom and personal meaning.
- Children, Teenagers, Parents, Families, Teachers
- Peer relationships & Social Skills
- Anxiety, Stress Management & School Refusal
- Depression & Self-Esteem
- Social-Emotional Learning
- Nonviolent & Family Communication
- Parent-Child Relationship Sessions
- LGBTQ Affirming & Inclusive
- Classroom Observations & Consultations
- Playshops (ages 0-4, link)
- Recommended Books (link)
Office Hours Atlanta (30324)
Sundays 9a-5p & Thursdays 9a-12p
Office Hours Decatur (30324)
Fees $150/50-minute Session; $250/90-minute intake
Services Individual & Family Counseling, Hypnotherapy, Parent Chats & Workshops, Groups, Home & School Visits, Online TeleHealth Services.
Do you have a wild child?
Is your child emotionally intense?
Does your child seek physically intense interactions?
Are they sensitive to feedback or their environment?
Does your kid lash out for no reason?
Are you feeling like a wild child yourself?
Are you struggling with your role as a parent?
Do you lash out or burst into tears?
Are you sad, restlessness or discontent?
Is it hard to connect with and enjoy your children?
What to Expect
I view every behavior as a means of communication, whether it's your own or your child's. I do not pathologize behavior, and the goal is never compliance. Instead I work with you and your family right where you are right now.
These are the guidelines I follow:
- I embrace your child's current development and skills. Behavior is a valid means of communication, and we will work to understand the need being communicated without pathologizing the behavior.
- Our relationship is one of equals. I will seek your permission and permission from your child in every interaction and activity.
- All forms of communication are accepted. We are not limited to verbal communication. We can also use art, play, song, dance, and other alternative forms of communication, including all forms of AAC and Facilitated Communication.
- Body autonomy will always be respected. Stop means stop and no means no. Always.
- Eye contact is neither required nor requested.
- I do not use or encourage the use of rewards or punishments. No stickers, toys, food, swats, time outs, grounding, threats, etc.
- Children and parents have complete freedom of movement. While sitting is an option, we also embrace movement, fidgeting, and laying on the ground.
- I believe in a client-led approach and respect each individual's development and skills - children and adults alike.
- You and your child can end the session at any time.
- Parents are welcome in every therapy session. A child can invite a parent to join the session, or ask the parent to wait in the waiting area.
- I will follow your child’s lead in the therapy process. Children know what they need, and I will help and support them while following their lead in the therapy sessions.
These guidelines are inspired by "Respectfully Connected" author Court Alice Thatcher. You can read her post about the importance of respectful therapies for neurodivergent children here.