Amy Justice received her master’s degree from Appalachian State University in Human Development and Psychological Counseling. Amy focuses on making the therapeutic environment and relationship safe and welcoming for her clients, especially those who are seeking mental health services for the first time. Amy is trained evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE). Amy’s goal is to make therapy experiential and holistic while developing a supportive therapeutic relationship with her clients.
Amy is one of our Embedded Behavioral Health Clinicians providing support in Haywood County within the Sheriff’s Office, EMS and county office. She also sees First Responders in surrounding counties as needed. She delivers brief interventions and individual therapy to all emergency personnel. Amy is a clinician on the Western North Carolina Peer Support Network, participating in Debriefings, Defusings and Crisis Management Briefings to support and deliver specialized post-critical incident services to emergency personnel in Western North Carolina. Amy is a certified CISM provider.
Amy previously worked in Fayetteville, NC with soldiers and veterans providing individual and couples counseling. Amy specializes in working with trauma and PTSD, in addition to many common mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, identity concerns and relationship struggles. Prior to becoming a clinical counselor, Amy spent over 15 years providing career counseling and teaching in higher education.