AmyLynn Weiten MSW, LCSW received her Masters degree from Aurora University. She has over ten years experience in working with individuals, groups and families in a variety of settings. AmyLynn has worked with children, adolescents, and families in her time with a community health care center. She has worked with adults in crisis during her time with the homeless health care center, and was a mental health first responder to the tragic shooting that occurred at NIU in 2008.
AmyLynn has always been interested in how people interact, and majored in Sociology at Northern Illinois University. In addition to her time in the community health care, she worked at a community mental health center with children, adolescents, groups and families. Rounding out her experience with people of all ages, AmyLynn has worked at a hospital with adults and geriatric clients who experience a change in health that impacts their quality of life and causes significant strain in their family relationships.
AmyLynn believes that conversation in a relaxed setting, where trust and rapport can be developed and fostered into growth, is the most effective way to work with her clients. It takes a tremendous amount of courage and inner strength for individuals and couples to start counseling. AmyLynn recognizes and appreciates this, and provides a safe environment for her clients’ strengths to be promoted and applied throughout the course of treatment. AmyLynn’s client-centered and integrated approach pulls from Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, as well as grief and loss theories and Biofeedback. She understands that complicated and unrecognized grief can be present when individuals are experiencing depression, anger, and anxiety. Her holistic focus, including Mindfulness, Breathing, Guided Imagery and Music, uses body “clues” to unpack difficult to verbalize feelings.
AmyLynn is an animal lover and enjoys reading. She appreciates the beauty in nature, and enjoys fishing and baseball!
What people are saying about AmyLynn:
“I connected right away with AmyLynn. She made me feel comfortable and safe in discussing my relationship with my husband. She is so excellent at what she does. I don’t want to work with anyone else.”
AmyLynn’s Recommended Readings:
Codependent No More – Melody Beattie
The 36-Hour Day – Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins
99 Keys to a Creative Life – Melissa Harris
The Gift of Fear – Gavin de Becker
Living with Death and Dying – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
How to Relax – Thich Nhat Hanh
The 5 Love Languages – Gary Chapman