She/Her/HersLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Amy Small is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, Rhode Island, who specializes both a body-centered and a narrative therapy approach to relating to problems in people's lives. She works with adults, couples, youth, and families who express challenges in relation to mood, anxiety, depression, and trauma recovery. Amy also offers mind/body coaching services individually and in groups for those looking to explore patterns in their behaviors and interactions 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.
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
Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood
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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
Rhode Island: ISW02460