Amy Lepore, LCSW, CAADC
Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker seeing clients in Lombard and via telehealth.
Are you often overwhelmed with stress?
Do you get so upset you can’t think clearly?
Or do you continue to long and grieve for a loved one when others seem to have “moved on?”
You might find yourself thinking:
- “I wish I could make myself calm down.”
- “It’s all just too much.”
- “I still miss them so much. I don’t understand why they had to die.”
Hi, I am Amy. I am a licensed clinical social worker. Creating a safe, caring, structured space in therapy for you to explore the tough things in your life is important to me. I don’t pretend to have all the answers and I won’t tell you what to do.
Instead, I will be a guide alongside you. I will ask useful questions and provide various viewpoints to help you widen your perspective. I will use models and theories that I have studied, to guide intentional conversations between us. Under these conditions, you will see things more clearly and be able to come to answers and solutions that drive your life and relationships forward.
Sometimes before we address the really tough things, you might need to first learn how to regulate your own emotions. If you are escalated and anxious during sessions, you will not be able to think clearly, make good decisions, or have compassion for yourself or others. I will help you learn how to do this.
Some of the specific issues I am most effective at helping people with include: traumatic grief, emotion regulation, and family conflict, especially if drugs and alcohol are a problem.
Combined with 20+ years of experience in the field of clinical social work, these certifications have been my investments to help you:
- Certification in advanced alcohol and drug counseling
- Certification in advanced grief counseling
- Acceptance and Integration Training (AAIT)
- My own therapy
When I’m not at work, I am with my family and friends, walking and training my dog, seeking peace in nature, creating useful things at my sewing machine. In my many roles- mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend- I try to live a life of faith, balance, and love. I often don’t get it right but I intend to keep trying!
I believe we have an innate desire to solve our own problems and to be in charge of our own lives. This is possible when we take responsibility for our own emotions, evaluate the role we play in our problems, and put forth effort to be an explorer of our own relationship dynamics. This takes courage!
Are you ready to heal from your pain and find more ease in your life and relationships?
Schedule a session with me to get started, or schedule a short phone consultation if you have questions.