Amy Shuman, MSW, LICSW, DCSW

Amy Shuman

Amy Shuman, MSW, LICSW, DCSW


Specialties

PTSD

Trauma (due to emotional, physical or sexual abuse)

Anxiety

Trauma due to cultural disenfranchisement

LGBTQAI+ / WPATH Certified Clinician

Modalities

ART

The Flash Technique

HeartMath

Meditation

CBT

Focus on Somatic-Emotional Connections


Location: Northampton, MA East Granby, CT

I am an independent Clinical Social Worker and my approach with clients is to co-create our therapeutic process, using the guidance of my education and experience.

I use a blend of two approaches: Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and a heart-felt meditation practice called HeartMath. I have observed that this combination is an ideal approach for people who want to decrease or resolve distress that effects their ability to find contentment in their present life.

My goal is to help you to take significant steps toward bringing yourself to a state of mind-body-spirit that is more open, peaceful, flexible and resilient, and from this new height, to continue your personal work going forward and integrating all that has been learned and transformed during our time together.

My 30 years as a social worker has brought me the opportunity to do many things, and I have worked extensively with people and their challenges including a history of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect, trauma and complex trauma, general and social anxiety and panic, serious self esteem issues, attachment and relational issues and others.

I am also a certified therapist (WPATH) to work with people who are transgender, non-binary or identify anywhere on the gender and/or sexual orientation spectrums. I am a White, Jewish cis-gender, pansexual woman and I am a strong advocate for people of all races, sexes, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities and cultures.

I was trained by Laney Rosenzweig, the founder of ART, when she first started to teach others in November 2009. Since then I have been Laney’s Lead Trainer and have traveled the world with her, lecturing and teaching other clinicians. I have been a research assistant for many of the studies and am co-author of many professional journal articles. I was lead author of a chapter on ART in a recently published textbook for counseling graduate students. I was the Editor for Laney’s autobiographical book entitled “Too Good To Be True?” I have been using ART with clients that I have seen in private practice and as a University Mental Health Counselor since learning ART in 2009.

I look forward to talking to you about your situation including your needs, goals and challenges and whether or not ART, HeartMath and I can be a good fit for you!

Right from the moment I first talked with Amy I knew she would be a great fit. Her gentle, encouraging ways made me feel at ease and helped me to open up and explore the past. I knew she would be there to guide me through it and I went into it with minimal fear.

Janet Y

When I met Amy we connected right from the start. She introduced me to ART Therapy and my life changed dramatically. I was finally able to control my trauma and not have it control me anymore. Her healing hands are a true gift.

D.E.