Amy Seifarth, LCSW
In working with adults, adolescents, and children over the past 20 years, my goal has been to provide a compassionate place to explore life events, to help my clients become mindful of patterns of behavior, to identify personal strengths, and to build resilience.
After graduating from college, I served as an Americorp volunteer in Puerto Rico and later returned to Pennsylvania where I worked with elementary and middle school students and their families in the Reading School District educational advocacy program. Shortly after, I took a position as a social worker at Bethany Children’s Home working with troubled youth. In 2006, I earned my Masters of Social Work from Temple University. Prior to joining Furnace Creek Counseling, I worked as a school-based therapist in an intermediate school and a middle school in Lancaster County.
I believe there are many roads that lead to healing, and in 2016 I completed a 200-hour yoga instructor program and have been teaching yoga ever since.
I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and I have facilitated coping skills groups with adults with substance abuse issues and post traumatic stress disorder diagnoses. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and working through life transitions. I am sensitive to LGBTQ issues and have experience working with this population, as well as their families. I enjoy working with children who have behavioral issues and assisting with parenting struggles. I help couples to improve their communication and intimacy.
In my practice, I use a blend of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavior therapy (DBT) skill building, behavior modification, and relaxation techniques. I believe that a strength-based and collaborative approach in therapy leads to developing important coping skills and enhances overall emotional wellness.