She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Amy Bruce is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in New York, NY. Amy is passionate about helping clients who experience depression, including as a result of grief or trauma. Many of Amy’s clients feel overwhelmed with feelings of sadness, loneliness, disconnection from loved ones, frustration, or a lack of motivation. Other clients find themselves experiencing panic attacks that leave them unable to participate in daily life.
Amy helps these clients by providing them with a warm, nonjudgmental space to talk about their feelings. Her approach to therapy is psychodynamic, meaning that she helps clients make connections between what happens in their lives and their innermost beliefs, desires, and wants. She places heavy emphasis on having a quality therapeutic relationship based on trust and mutual regard. Her main goal is to help clients learn how to accept themselves and to practice self-care.
Amy earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. She has a certification from the Metropolitan Institute for Training Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Her style is collaborative, patient, and kind. She helps clients to break out of negative emotional cycles and to move forward with their lives.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life
Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 23 years
Valera Health, therapist, 2021 - Present
Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Certificate in Adult Psychoanalysis, 2021
New York: 091917