about amy

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Spend five minutes with Amy and her passion for working with children is obvious. Originally trained as a teacher, Amy went on to pursue a Masters degree in School Counseling from Marymount University after realizing her flair for the emotional learning that occurs in every day academic environments.

Amy is currently a National Certified Counselor for Fairfax County Public Schools and a Licensed Professional Counselor Resident. She is working towards her licensure in counseling that will allow her to provide individual and group counseling in addition to her behavioral consulting practice.

It is her hands-on experience with the social dynamics facing today's youth that inspired her to create Chicks & Cliques(TM), Boy World(TM) and other programs that aim to provide pre-adolescents with the skills they need to navigate peer situations and become aware of their roles in relationships.

Amy's Chicks & Cliques(TM) program is the recipient of the 2006 Promising Practices Award from the Character Education Partnership in Washington D.C., and will be featured on Good Morning America in summer 2006. Her work has recently been profiled in the Washington Post and in the Journal for National Certified Counselors. But on most days you will find Amy doing what she loves best - sorting out social dramas with her pre-adolescent groups.

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