Amy E Pruitt
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Amy E Pruitt

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Washington Not Accepting Online
PUYALLUP Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Washington therapists on Zencare.

Updated August 24, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Amy Pruitt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Puyallup, WA. Amy enjoys helping adults and teenagers understand and manage their emotions, whether those emotions are stress, anger, confusion, or curiosity. Many of Amy’s clients start working with a therapist because they feel like they want something different in their lives--they want to feel different. They find themselves crying without an ability to stop or they keep starting fights with loved ones and friends. This may be the result of trauma or it might be a sign of burnout. Amy helps her client look at a bigger picture so they can fully understand their emotions and, in time, better manage them.

Amy’s approach to therapy incorporates narrative therapy, a way for individuals to reflect on their past experiences to make sense of their present or future experiences. She is a strengths-based therapist who shows each client that they are unique and resilient, and that they can overcome any challenge that arises. Clients also benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which can help them to cope with distress in all settings of their lives.

Amy earned a Master’s degree from the University of Oregon. She has twenty years of experience as a therapist, and believes that everyone has the tools they need to live joyful, fulfilling lives. Through therapy, they can sharpen these tools and put them into regular practice.


Specialties

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

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Kaiser Permanente PPO
  • Optum
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Shield
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $175

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
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
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I offer some sliding scale fee options for clients without insurance coverage. Typically $50 to $100 a 50 session.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Washington)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am to 7pm
  • Tue 9am to 7pm
  • Wed 9am to 7pm
  • Thu 9am to 7pm
  • Fri 9am to 7pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

PUYALLUP practice
1002 39TH AVE SW STE 208, PUYALLUP, Washington 98373
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am to 7pm
  • Tue 9am to 7pm
  • Wed 9am to 7pm
  • Thu 9am to 7pm
  • Fri 9am to 7pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years


University of Oregon, M.Ed. Counseling, Family & Human Services, 2003


Licensure

Washington: LF60900597


Languages

English