Amy Schere, LCSWA


My Approach

Each person comes to therapy with a unique story to tell.  My role is to listen to your story, to witness your struggles and successes, and to empower you to make the changes you want. With a background working as a healthcare provider, I understand how closely linked the mind and body are. My therapeutic approach is client-centered, holistic, and aims to address minds and bodies together as one. Additionally, I practice from an anti-oppressive, body positive/Health at Every Size, inclusive perspective.

  • Treatment Specialties

  • Services Provided

  • Education

    Master of Social Work, UNC-Chapel Hill
    Doctor of Physical Therapy, Columbia University
    BA in Psychology, Cornell University

  • Experience

    I entered the field of psychotherapy as a second career: for a decade prior to obtaining my MSW, I worked in healthcare as a physical therapist. During this time, I worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a wide variety of people, and I began to see how closely the mind and body are linked, and how challenging it can be to find help with mental health. I pursued my Master of Social Work to practice psychotherapy for many reasons, but especially to work more holistically with clients. During internships in my MSW program, both at this organization and at a substance use rehabilitation center, I gained experience working with clients who had a wide range of different issues, ranging from anxiety and mood disorders to chronic pain, disordered eating, trauma, and perinatal mood disorders. I have a particular clinical interest in working with clients who experience chronic pain or other physical symptoms through a mind-body approach, drawing from Pain Reprocessing Therapy. I enjoy using Internal Family Systems therapy, also known as “parts work”, with many clients, and I recently completed a 6-month training course in IFS practice. Additionally, I have received training in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Exposure & Response Prevention for OCD, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, all of which I am able to integrate into my therapeutic approach.

  • Insurances

    Blue Cross Blue Shield (excluding Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance and HMO plans)

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