Amy  Small

Amy Small

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for afternoon & daytime appointments in Providence practice (updated December 02, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Mindfulness
  • Movement and body-based therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Amy Small is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, Rhode Island, who specializes in a body-centered approach to anxiety, depression, and trauma recovery. She works equally well with teenagers and adults, including couples and family units. Amy also offers mind/body coaching services individually and in groups for those looking to explore patterns of their personality and to step into new ways to meet challenges.

Amy draws on her background in martial arts to integrate talk therapy, mindfulness exercises and gentle movement in an embodied therapy experience. By exploring the link between bodily experiences and daily thoughts and feelings, Amy helps clients explore new, more positive ways to respond to stressors.

Amy earned her BA in psychology from Swarthmore College, and her Masters in Social Work from Simmons College School of Social Work. Through her unique approach, she helps clients find new ways of connecting to their values and preferences, whether in addressing life transitions, relationship difficulties, or responses to trauma.


Message to clients

With curious, tuned-in listening, I hope to explore what shifts you would like to make space for in your life. I am not going to impose an agenda, but will instead offer paths of exploration, questions, and observations. It's your choice what path we follow.


Specialties

Mindfulness - Utilizing breathing, visualization, and awareness exercises to notice habitual patterns of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and to practice bringing attention to present moment experiences without judgement

Movement and body-based therapy - Utilizing gentle movements and awareness of physical experiences to explore the effects of habitual patterns of thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and tension, and to practice preferred responses to challenges and stress

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

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

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

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $180 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $70 - $180

Therapist's note

Amy can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Providence practice

291 Waterman Street

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-4:30pm
  • Wed 10:00am-4:30pm
  • Thu 10:00am-4:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2015 - Present

Jewish Family Service, 2013 - 2018

Swansea Wood School, 2009 - 2012

Wediko Children’s Services, 1996 - 2005

Simmons College, M.S.W., 2004

Swarthmore College, B.A. Psychology, 1997


Languages

  • English

Therapy Groups

Amy  Small
Self-Development Through Movement and Mindfulness

This interactive self-development group provides self-awareness and self-regulation strategies to help participants meet the challenges they are faced with in their life, work, and relationships.

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