Amy Dorsey, LCSW

  • Depression

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Domestic Violence

  • Child Abuse

  • Sexual abuse 

  • Sexual assault

  • High-Risk Divorce

  • Co-parenting 

  • Reunification Therapy

  • Couples and Relationships

  • Self-esteem

  • Life Transitions

I love to teach clients how to master their emotions, effectively communicate and heal from traumatic experiences. I am a firm believer in the power of the therapeutic relationship and the ability of trust to open pathways to healing. Once trust is established, true feelings emerge, and the wonderful work of therapy begins to heal the soul.

 

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Connecticut and use my abilities as a clinician, social worker and collegiate professor in my work with clients to guide and begin the process of healing and self-mastery and advocacy.

 

I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional by the International Trauma Training Institute, which means my deep understanding of the ways in which trauma can affect our thoughts, behaviors and actions intertwine with decisions we make in everyday life, our overall outlook on ourselves, and the meaning we attribute to our lives.  When we experience trauma, it changes the lens in which we see ourselves and part of our work together is to recognize the thought process around our shame and begin anew.

 

I am trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, the Clinician Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5) by the Veteran’s Administration, Emotional Freedom Techniques, and The Gottman Method for Couples Counseling. I am specifically trained in couples therapy when one partner has Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

 

I work with adult individuals and couples and provide therapy for adolescents who have experienced a specific trauma.

 

I hold a Master of Social Work from Fordham University within The Graduate School of Social Service graduating with honors within The Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Alpha-Xi Gamma Honor Societies.  I am currently working toward a Doctorate of Social Work at Southern Connecticut State University with a concentration in Advanced Clinical Practice.