Amy Pico, Therapist in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida — Zencare
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Amy Pico

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Illinois, Georgia Accepting Online
Santa Rosa Beach Accepting In-person

After filling out the contact form, we can also schedule a phone consult.

My general office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm CST

Updated June 7, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Attachment issues
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Women's issues
  • Chronic pain

Professional statement

Amy Pico is a Licensed Counselor in Illinois (LCPC), Georgia (LPC) and Florida (LMHC). Amy is passionate about helping individuals heal from trauma. She believes that all people are entitled to feeling comfortable in their lives and to growing their resilience. Many of Amy’s clients numb themselves to their emotions, which may result in relationship conflict, disengagement or apathy with life, or a deep feeling of dissatisfaction. Amy teaches clients how to listen to their inner selves and re-connect with the present moment.

Amy takes a trauma-informed approach to therapy. She recognizes that not all clients will be ready to talk about their painful memories or past traumatic experiences - some might not have the vocabulary to talk about their feelings and others might have dissociated with those memories. Amy considers the client’s readiness to process through those difficult emotions as she provides a therapeutic space that feels safe and secure. She practices hypnotherapy, Ego State Therapy or "parts work" and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to help clients decrease their negative reactions and feelings, including anxiety. She also brings mindfulness practices into therapy sessions to teach clients how to improve their self-awareness.

Amy earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University in 2004. She is a certified Hypnotherapist and has over 10 years of experience helping clients rebuild their lives after the impacts of trauma.


Message to clients

Have you been looking for a more holistic approach to therapy? Do you identify the mind-body connection and want a therapist who can support you in bridging your path to wellness and healing? My approach and belief is that our thoughts and emotions inform how our body functions. Additionally, our bodies can give us signals where we may be holding trapped emotions that need to be released. If you have been looking for modern psychotherapy with an ancient approach to healing, you have come to the right place!

My style is to allow you the space to discover the healing capacity inside of you. I believe we can all heal ourselves, but often get stuck in a cloud of daily life and out of touch with our minds and bodies. My role as a therapist is one of facilitator, emotional doula, and encourager. Our initial sessions are a way for us to build an alliance where your trust in me is ultimately helping you to trust your own inner healer.

If you prefer therapy that is experientially based, non directive, and sensitive to who you are as a unique individual, our exploration will be a coming home to yourself. I am honored to work with you and alongside you!


Specialties

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

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

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Amy Pico is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $190 (55min)
  • Initial session: $190 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-12pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-4pm
  • Fri PRN
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Georgia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-12pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-4pm
  • Fri PRN
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Santa Rosa Beach practice
141 Mack Bayou Loop, Suite 301, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32439
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon online only
  • Tue online only
  • Wed online only
  • Thu online only
  • Fri 9am-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years

Pico Counseling & Consulting, LLC, Owner, 2014 - Present
Keri Powell Therapy, Therapist , 2009 - 2014
A&L Counseling , Therapist , 2008 - 2010
Kevin Elliott Counseling , Therapist , 2008 - 2009

Trinity International University , MA-counseling psychology , 2004


Licensure

Illinois: 180006430

Georgia: LPC012072

Florida: MH20718


Languages

English