Amy Knight is a Licensed Counselor in Algonquin. She typically works with adolescents and college aged students. Many of Amy’s clients come in to address anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions and LGBTQ+.
Amy is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy. CBT helps you become more aware of irrational or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. Solution Focused Therapy is a goal directed approach that focuses on building solutions rather than solving the problem. Mindfulness focuses on learning how to be more aware of thoughts, feelings, emotions and situations and works to reduce automatic responses. These approaches assist in helping clients feel more relaxed and validated. Clients will feel like they are being heard and will feel that they can open up without judgement or criticism. Clients will develop a greater sense of being and understanding about themselves and their emotions and learn how to navigate through those feelings.
Amy's style is non-judgmental, engaging and accommodating. When clients first start therapy, they will work together to set manageable and reasonable goals and work to build a trusting relationship. Amy reminds her clients that this is their session and she will adapt to their needs.
Amy received her MC from National -Louis University. She has worked at Children’s Home and Aid as a therapist and Marlowe Middle School as a school counselor. Outside of private practice, she likes to be active. She likes to kickbox, dance, rollerblade and hike with her German Shepard, Colt. She also loves summers at the lake playing beach games with her kids. Amy offers both in person and virtual sessions. Amy works out of her home office which is a confidential and quiet setting.