Amy  Anderson
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Amy Anderson


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
Mission Valley Accepting In-person

I'm offering in person and virtual telehealth sessions for those who reside in California.

Updated August 19, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Perfectionism
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Amy Anderson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who offers virtual individual and couples therapy to those who reside in California. Amy's passion is helping those who are willing to dive deeper to discover their inner wealth of potential. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families from multicultural backgrounds, different age groups, as well as diverse sexual and gender identities.

Amy is particularly specialized with working with driven individuals with intense, fast paced careers impacted by anxiety, substance use, and or/trauma. In her practice, Amy utilizes a variety of evidence based approaches that are tailored to address your specific needs.

Amy believes we all possess undiscovered unique strengths which can be further cultivated and nurtured in a therapeutic environment. Amy supports her clients by creating a non-judgmental safe environment that promotes self reflection and provides specific interventions focused on creating long lasting behavioral changes.

Amy works most closely with those struggling with Anxiety, Perfectionism, Attention Deficit Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive tendencies, substance use, relationship dynamics, and life transitions.

Amy focuses on helping you become more successful emotionally, physically, financially, at home or at work, by utilizing specific evidence based practices that build resilience, purpose, hope, and energy. Amy would be more than happy to help you along your journey of self-growth and transformation.

Message to clients

We all can feel a little overwhelmed and stuck, especially when we experience a significant life event or transition.  Having extra support in a non-judgemental safe environment can be so impactful to our overall mental health!  I prioritize creating this space that promotes self-reflection, tranquility, and opportunities for personal growth.

I’d like to help you let go of unhelpful thought processes and behaviors so you can feel energized and empowered to tackle any challenge presented before you!

In my practice, I welcome you and look forward to acknowledging your inner strengths and walking alongside you as you embark on your own journey of growth and transformation. I'm passionate about helping others with a gentle and direct approach that catalyzes life long behavioral changes. I look forward to working with you!


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Amy Anderson is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Couples initial session: $220 (60min)
  • 80 minute session: $220 (80min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Please reach out to Amy directly if you are in need of sliding scale appointments and payment plans.


Mission Valley practice
2525 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, California 92108
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8-4pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 7-7pm
  • Thu 8:00am-5:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-5:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Private practice, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2017 - Present
CDCR, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2016 - Present
Sharp Health Care, Medical Social Worker, 2015 - 2018
County of San Diego, PSW, 2011 - 2015
Fred Finch Youth Center, Behavioral Specialist, 2007 - 2011
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Psych CNA, 2005 - 2006

California State University, San Bernardino, Masters in Social Work, 2011
William R. Mead Training Academy, CAADAC Certificate Training, 2009
University of Pittsburgh, BS Psychology, 2006


California: 66246



Professional endorsements

"Throughout the year that Amy supervised my clinical experience, she came to sessions with current resources and tailored them to my field practice. Information wasn't general but rather specific to my population's needs. She also served as a coach in guiding me through the LCSW application process - she took time to explain and was flexible and accommodating with appointments. Amy has a calmness and non-judgmental authenticity to her presence which brought me to ease and guided me in unpacking my high acuity cases - I recommend her for supervision to other ACSWs."

- Octavia Kimble, ACSW • January 2021

"Amy is an amazing clinician who has a passion for working with different populations. Her ability to create a safe space and bring a nonjudgemental stance into sessions allows clients to open up and process their life stressors. She has various skills and certifications that can help clients make positive and healthy changes in clients' lives."

- Nadia Camarillo, LCSW • January 2021

"Amy is compassionate, understanding, and dedicated professional who deeply care about those around her. Amy has utilized her time to specialize in areas she deeply care about which has made her a great therapist throughout the years. I highly recommend Amy because she is passionate about psychotherapy and has a holistic approach to decision making and problem solving."

- Teresa V., MSW • January 2021

"Amy provides a safe and nurturing environment for her clients that empowers them to address unwanted patterns and make lasting changes. Amy is a compassionate and approachable provider."

- Mandi Duarte, MPA • January 2021

Client testimonials

"Amy was very kind-hearted, and I instantly felt comfortable with her."
- Zencare client • May 2021