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.
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
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
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
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.
"Amy is a dedicated and patient therapist who is great at thinking on her feet and getting you on your feet! Her sessions include talking and movement which is a good fit for me and my anxiety. Really love that I’ve found a therapist who seems to really want to see me feeling better and managing my needs on my own."- Zencare client • December 2019
"I just started with Amy, but so far, so good. We do virtual sessions; she's a great listener and guides me where I need to be thinking, which is ideal."- Zencare client • June 2020
"Our call was very comfortable, and Amy was non-invasive."- Zencare client • June 2020
"I found the call really helpful! Amy explained the different types of therapy that she uses; it helped me to get a feel for how her techniques would fit with my needs."- Zencare client • June 2020
"Amy is down to earth, accessible, and an active listener."- Zencare client • June 2020