Everyone has a story. Like you, I’m human. I’ve had my struggles and my triumphs and, navigating through life’s ups and downs, I’ve learned that the beauty of the human experience is connection. On my own journey to becoming a psychologist, I sat exactly where you are thinking of sitting, and sought my own therapy.
That means I get it – I understand the ambivalence you have in entering therapy. I get the time it takes for you to research and call therapists to find the right fit. While struggles are an inevitable part of life—whether it be difficulties parenting, undergoing a traumatic experience, or relationship issues with yourself, food, or others—everyone deserves healing.
Sometimes when your challenges become overwhelming, it’s difficult to know where to turn. No one should go at this alone, and feeling alone in your struggle can bring up feelings of shame, discomfort, all sorts of anxieties and fears, and negative self-talk that says, “I should have it all together.” We’ve all felt not good enough or less than at some point in our lives, but that constant dialogue can rob you of joy and reciprocal relationships in life. I’m here to help you meet your challenges and walk with you in your own journey toward wholeness.
Therapy with me is collaborative, exploratory and, at times, challenging—just like life. Your story is important, and you deserve to have a voice, to be heard, and feel understood. It is my job to help you reclaim your identity, whether as a parent, a child, a survivor, or something else, and to reclaim your life.
My recipe in accomplishing this is connection. Through the safety of our connection, together we can explore the things in your life that you’d never thought you’d tell anyone in your wildest dreams. That’s the beauty of therapy, the beauty of connection, and ultimately, the beauty of healing.
I look forward to talking with you more about your story and embarking on the journey of your self-exploration together.
Amy Sosa, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of post-traumatic stress, eating disorders, body image issues, relationship difficulties, grief, and behavioral problems. She was awarded a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, where she was also awarded a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In addition to her schooling, Dr. Sosa is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children/adolescents and Cognitive Processing Therapy for adults with PTSD. She serves as a clinical supervisor to therapy trainees at the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture. Dr. Sosa is an eating disorders specialist and served as a clinical director at a local adolescent, residential treatment facility. Her professional memberships include the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.
*Regrettably, Dr. Sosa has relocated out-of-state as of Fall, 2018.