Together with Dr. Sarah B. Sneed, Ph.D., we have written GetRealGetGoing, a friendly, accessible and practical private practice development guide for therapists. It is the ultimate tender loving care guide–helping new therapists transition to professionals and open the practice of their dreams.

Too often newly licensed and unlicensed therapists feel pushed out of the nest and told to GetGoing – armed with a professional degree but little else. It is scary terrain out there! Let us provide the map and tools to find your way.


We outline every step: from internships, to working for agencies, to going-it-alone. GetReal, GetGoing provides strategic business advice and guidance on how to cope emotionally, from therapists who have successfully navigated the process.

GetReal GetGoing! coming soon

He who controls others may be powerful but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.

Philosopher Lao Tzu

Dr. Amy – the therapists’ therapist

As the co-author of GetRealGetGoing, the definitive guide book on opening your private practice, I have run support groups and taught interns, trainees, the newly-licensed, and others interested in establishing a mental health practice.

I can answer your questions, calm your clinical concerns and provide you with the tools to succeed in the mental health profession. I will also give you practical guidance, reassurance, support, and feedback.

I have a gift for identifying what is really going on in the client-patient relationship, articulating what I find, and offering treatment interventions that bring relief.

You spend your days helping others, but remember, therapists need tender loving care, too. If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, consider my personal therapy for therapists. In addition to transformational retreats in Costa Rica, I also offer professional consultations and seminars on practice development–exclusively for therapists.

  • Do you spend so much time giving to others that you have neglected your own personal issues?
  • Do you feel the need for a professional mentor?
  • Are you unprepared for the next step in your career?
  • Are you hungry to enhance your theoretical understanding?
  • Are you looking for practical solutions to clinical problems?