About the Therapist

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Amye R. Cole, LMFT, MA, MBA
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
National Certified Counselor
 

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have over 10 years of experience working with individual adults, children, adolescents, families, couples, and groups in therapeutic settings.

I hold two master’s degrees, an M.A. in Educational Psychology with emphases in both School Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy and an M.B.A. in Strategic Management. I earned an Advanced Certificate in Addiction Treatment and Services in 2015 and became both a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and an NBCC International Mental Health Facilitator Trainer in Kigali, Rwanda in 2017.

 

Service to the community is a central part of my life. I have volunteered at Ground Zero after September 11th, traveled with a maternal health nonprofit in the rural Himalayas of northern Nepal, and led a mental health education course with survivors of the genocide in Kigali, Rwanda in collaboration with local mental health colleagues. I also served as an AmeriCorps volunteer and an intern at a non-governmental organization at the United Nations.

 

Working in mental health is my second career, and I consider it my vocational calling. Prior to this, I worked for almost ten years in secondary and higher education administration. I began working in a therapeutic capacity in 2012 in an outdoor setting with youth and young adults who had emotional and communication challenges. I continued on to work in school counseling, case management, a family violence and sexual assault center, substance use treatment, educational and advocacy settings, and now as an independent private practitioner. I am a life-long learner and devote time each year to attend workshops, seminars, conferences, and consultation groups relevant to my work throughout the country.