Amy-Noelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Coach, Relationship Expert and Author. She specializes in relationship dynamics and personal development. She has almost 15 years of experience working with couples.
Amy-Noelle helps couples resolve the real issues and pain that drive a wedge in their relationship.
“Partners often move into reactive mode when they feel it’s the only way to be heard. It only takes a harsh tone – where a partner anticipates “what’s coming” – for communication to become a self-fulfilling prophecy and character assassination. When partners enter what I call “trigger climate,” they set themselves on a familiar trajectory of armoring up and self-protecting. In flooded states, partners release a surge of stress hormones in the body. This stymies empathy and navigating challenges – with heart. Consequently, partners assume a “you-don’t-get-to-hurt-me” position, inevitably accumulating a crust of resentment and more scar tissue. This perpetual dynamic starves relationship growth.”
Couples therapy can help if you would like to learn how to:
• Experience a deeper connection with your partner
• Engage in loving, respectful communication
• Heal past hurts
• Build trust
• Strengthen the vision for your relationship
• Attune to one another's deeper needs
• Regulate the cycle of conflict and disappointment
• Recover from infidelity
• Feel empowered and aligned with your values
• Work through major differences
• Move on if considering separation or divorce
Amy-Noelle uses the Gottman Method, Positive Psychology, and also draws from Ester Perel’s work, which integrates psychodynamic, attachment, and systemic theories, as well as body-oriented and mindful therapy approaches. She considers the whole person through a holistic lens.
Therapy is conducted in a highly collaborative manner with an empathic, heart-focused directness.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges
Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Dating - Exploring one’s thoughts and beliefs about dating and the values that one brings into the dating world; processing through the ups and downs of meeting new people and starting or ending relationships
Amy-Noelle Shih is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Giving Back to the Community
Because I know many people are struggling financially in "these times," for the month of April & May, I am offering, for the first time, my couples sessions (regularly $200 per session) for only $125(!!!!) when you text Zencare “COMMUNITY” to my personal cell phone number: 832.319.8471. Because I believe we *are* community.
Years of Experience: 13 years
Private Practice , 2013 - Present
The Chicago School , Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology , 2010