Amy Barth, Ph.D., LPC, LCPC

Amy Barth, Ph.D., LPC, LCPC

Each person assigns unique meaning to events and situations in their lives. Through the counseling relationship, I want to help clients explore these meanings and how these meanings developed. I also want to empower clients to make choices that help them achieve their goals.

I believe in helping students and supervisees to become reflective practitioners. This includes helping supervisees to develop a strong professional identity which includes the integration of both the personal and professional selves. I utilize the Discrimination Model, which includes the roles of teacher, consultant, counselor, and learner to help facilitate supervisee development.

I hope new professionals appreciate the value of the counseling relationship. It is an honor to have people share their thoughts and feelings with you that they may never have shared with another person. This is a sacred honor that we as counselors have been given, and we should treat it as such.

WORDS I LIVE BY:
"A constructive view of human experience is one that emphasizes meaningful action by a developing self in relationship." - Michael J. Mahoney
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” - Carl Rogers


LICENSURE INFORMATION:
Type: LPC, LCPC
States: Illinois, Wisconsin
Numbers: LCPC Illinois #: 180.005125
LPC Wisconsin #: 5911-125
Year of Licensure: Illinois 2003, Wisconsin 2015

SUPERVISION CREDENTIALS:
Meets State Requirements in Illinois and Wisconsin

ALMA MATERS:

  • Concordia University Chicago:  BA, MA
  • Northern Illinois University:  Ph.D.
    AREAS OF SPECIALTY:
    • Anger Management
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • ADHD
    • Lifespan Developmental Issues
    • Relationships
    • Adolescence
    • Family Counseling

      PREFERRED MODALITIES:

      • Constructive Humanist Approach
      • Relational Cultural Theory
      • Developmental Relational Approach