How would your life change if you could embrace the wild and sensitive part of yourself?
How would your life change if you were given permission to embrace your wild and sensitive child?

My name is Amy Bryant, EdS, LPC, and my holistic training is rooted in neuroscience, social science, trauma recovery, and development across the lifespan. I utilize mindfulness-based psychotherapy and healing modalities to help women, teens, kids and parents transform worries and struggles into emotional resilience and strengths. And I operate on the belief that when we deepen our relationship with ourselves, we can then create a life with more freedom and personal meaning.

I welcome clients who are ready to explore a more authentic, alive and integrated place within themselves, and those wanting support as they navigate their lives.

Specialities

  • Highly Sensitive People
  • "Wild" Kids & Adults
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Phobias & OCD
  • Peer & Family Relationships
  • LGBTQ Affirming & Inclusive
  • Parenting Beyond Punishment

Services & Tools

Workshops/Groups

  • Heal Your Mama Heart
  • Chronic Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Parent Support
  • Mindfulness & Relaxation
  • Psychotherapy
Amy C. Bryant

More Information

Email amy@WildChildCounseling.com
Individual Sessions  $150/50-minutes
Family Sessions $175/60-minutes
Group Sessions
$65/90-minutes
Location Decatur (30030)
Insurance While I do not accept insurance, I do accept HSA, provide a SuperBill for insurance reimbursement, and offer a sliding scale.

Recommended Books

Do you have a wild and/or sensitive child?
Is your child emotionally intense?
Is your child sensitive to the emotional environment?
Does your child seek physically intense interactions?
Is your child sensitive to the physical environment?
Does your kid lash out for no apparent reason?

Are you feeling wild and sensitive yourself?
Are you struggling physically?
Are you sensitive to noise, large groups, or clutter?
Do you lash out or burst into tears unexpectedly?
Are you sad, restlessness or discontent?
Is it hard to connect with and enjoy your life?

Individual Counseling

I work with women, teens and kids struggling with anger, overwhelm, anxiety, depression/PPD and the wild child in their lives.

Workshops & Groups

My workshops and groups focus on motherhood, child development, mindfulness, well-being and more.

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Toddlers

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Parents & Families

I facilitate family sessions to help families better understand each other, communicate, resolve conflict & heal relationships.

What to Expect

Our first session is a 2-way interview for us to get to know each other and assess our "goodness of fit." By the end of our session we will discuss and plan the next steps. In subsequent sessions we will focus on supporting you in reaching your goals, whether you are seeking support, trying to heal or learning about yourself and your relationship with others.

I view every challenge as an opportunity to better understand ourselves, others and our relationships. My goal is never to seek  compliance with rules, and instead to focus on strengths and skill building. Together we will work towards your goals starting right where you are now.

These are the guidelines I follow with clients of every age:

  • 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 more, including all forms of AAC and Facilitated Communication.
  • All clients have complete freedom of movement. While sitting is an option, we also embrace movement, fidgeting, and laying on the ground.
  • I believe in a relationship-centered approach to therapy and respect individual client's development and skills.
  • Clients can end the session at any time.
  • Body autonomy will always be respected. Stop means stop and no means no. Always.
  • Eye contact is neither required nor requested.

    CHILDREN
    What one person sees as a wild or out-of-control child, I see as a child with misunderstood and unmet needs. Children speak to us in various ways that are not always understood by others or even themselves. Together we work to understand.

  • I encourage parent-child relationship therapy for most families.
  • I embrace current development and skills. 
  • Behavior is a valid means of communication. Rather than focusing on changing behavior, I work with clients to understand the need being communicated without pathologizing the behavior.
  • I do not use or encourage the use of rewards or punishments. No stickers, toys, food, swats, time outs, grounding, threats, etc. Rewards and punishments are behavior-focused. We focus on building relationships, meeting needs, and building skills.
  • I embrace pro-neurodivergent goals, including self-advocacy, self-determination, perspective taking (self and others), figurative language, interoception, and buildling upon strengths.
  • I will follow the 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 two resources: "Respectfully Connected" author Court Alice Thatcher and SLP Neurodiversity Collective.