How would your life change if you were given permission to embrace your wild & sensitive child?
What if you were given permission to embrace the wild & sensitive part of you?
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 peaceful place within themselves, and those wanting support as they navigate their lives.
Initial Session $250/90-minutes
Individual Sessions $150/50-minutes
Family Sessions $175/50-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.
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?
What to Expect
Our first session is a 90-minute, 2-way interview designed for us to get to know each other and assess our "goodness of fit." At the end of our session we will discuss our findings 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 change a behavior, or learning about yourself and your relationship with others.
I view every behavior as a means of communication, whether it's your own or your child's, and the goal is never compliance. Instead, we will work towards your goals together 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 and respect each individual'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.
- I embrace 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.
- I do not use or encourage the use of rewards or punishments. No stickers, toys, food, swats, time outs, grounding, threats, etc.
- Parents are welcome in every therapy session at their child's request, and may also be asked to wait in the waiting area at their child's request.
- 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.