Amy has worked as a psychotherapist since 2002. She's treated adults, children, and teens with mental health issues.
She's a lecturer at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
With over 9 million views, her TEDx talk, The Secret to Becoming Mentally Strong is one of the most viewed talks of all time.
School departments frequently request her assistance in addressing behavior problems such as aggression and bullying.
She was a therapeutic foster parent for over 10 years and she frequently provided short-term, respite, and emergency placements for many children and teens.
Amy has been quoted or mentioned in many major online and print publications, including Time, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, US News & World Report, Success, Parade, Parenting, Oprah.com, and Cosmopolitan. She's also appeared on-camera for interviews with Fox Business, the Glenn Beck TV show, Business Insider, Huffington Post Live, Inside Edition, The Hallmark Channel, CNBC, and Forbes.
She's a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc., Psychology Today, and CNBC.
See a complete list of Amy's media mentions.
Amy received her bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Maine and her master's degree in social work from the University of New England.
Today's parents are faced with so many issues that previous generations didn't have to deal with—like knowing how to set rules about a child's internet use. I love helping parents discover which discipline strategies will work best for their family. Certainly, discipline isn't a one size fits all issue.
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