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Amy Knight(She/Her/Hers)

Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling
ADHD-Adolescent mental health- Anxiety -Child mental health-College & graduate student mental health- Depression-
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Professional statement

Amy Knight is a Licensed Counselor in Algonquin. She typically works with children, adolescents, and college aged students. Many of Amy’s clients come in to address anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavior disorders and adjustment disorders.

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, Marlowe Middle School, and an elementary counselor in District 47. 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.

Message to clients

I know therapy may be daunting for some people. Opening up your inner thoughts and feelings to a stranger can feel quite intimidating. However, the great thing about therapy, is you are talking with a person who is soley there to support and help you with no judgement or criticism. Unlike talking to a family member, a therapist is listening to and acknowledging your perspective on things without taking into account their own emotions or history with you. Having that along with a confidential setting gives you the freedom to express things that you may have kept bottled up for a long time and that in itself can help lead to healthier relationships and less stress. I meet my clients where they are at and try to match their personality style. I sometimes use humor, but I am always empathetic to the needs of my client. I will structure our sessions to meet my clients needs and will partner with them to move at their pace and discuss the issues that they are wanting or needing to discuss at that time.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Marlowe Middle School, School Counselor
Children's Home and Aid, Therapist
District 47, Elementary School Counselor

Northern Illinois University, School Counselor License, 2015
National Louis University, MC, 2010


Illinois: 180.013143




ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

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


  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

I work full time as a school counselor so I typically see clients 4:30 or later on weekdays except on breaks. Summer hours vary and will most likely need to be adjusted.


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Health Alliance
  • Magellan Health
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (50min)
  • Initial session:$175 (50min)

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:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
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

Copayments are due at the time of the session. These can be paid by cash, check or Venmo. Any cash payments are due at the start of the session.