Amy-Rose White LCSW, PMH-C Intuitive, Somatic Psychotherapy
I was born in Australia, raised in the California East Bay, and currently reside in Utah. I am the fortunate mother of two boys and a lover of all things outdoors, spending my free time exploring the mountains year round with my family. As an avid skier, mountain biker, hiker, singer, and dancer, I have a passion for movement, music, and the natural world. All are places of healing and communion with my Higher Power, a guiding force in my work with clients over the last twenty-seven years.
I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from Portland State University specializing in trauma treatment and a Bachelors degree from Humboldt State University in Child Development specializing in developmental psychopathology, as understanding how early life impacts our future choices has always been an area of fascination for me.
However, my lifelong exploration into archetypal psychology as well as esoteric and eastern philosophies has led me to have a broader perspective of the soul’s journey as a meaningful one, through which life challenges allow purpose, evolution, and learning to occur, Within this perspective I see myself as a mystical scientist, integrating an eclectic understanding of the soul and psyche’s everyday life experiences and environmental contributors to dis-ease, with deep intuitive and empathic abilities and to create a wellness plan that works for you individually.
My career has spanned 27 years in the fields of perinatal mental health, child development, parenting, abuse & trauma prevention, interpersonal violence, addiction recovery, depression and anxiety, and trauma treatment. my expertise as an educator and trainer in attachment, trauma and perinatal mental health has led me to speak at over 40 international conferences in the past 20 years. Certified in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) by Postpartum Support International, I have founded and directed non-profit organizations serving perinatal families in Oregon and Utah and am considered an expert in the field.
I’ve learned along my own healing journey that although I am human and imperfect, I am worthy of stating that I am also one of the best at what I do. I have an in-depth understanding of the many signs and symptoms of distress which are often missed or misunderstood as well as expertise on the multitude of treatment options available for folks including both wholistic and prescription options.
I am especially interested in the impact that family systems, trauma, body energetics, nutrition, and hormones have on our daily experiences of emotional and physical health and work with many other trusted community partners to help clients formulate an integrative wellness plan to meet individualized goals. My approach combines somatic (body-based) experiencing, ego psychology and IFS (Internal Family Systems), EMDR, Emotional Freedom Technique, inner child healing, attachment/trauma informed practices, mindfulness DBT, cognitive behavioral, Jungian/psychodynamic, energy psychology and Gottman Method practices as well as the client’s natal astrology chart.
I implement what I sense will work best for your individual personality and situation. I approaches clients with intuition, flexibility and creativity and solicit feedback at each session. Although I prefer to avoid labels and diagnoses, I am well-versed in identifying and treating Bi-Polar disorder, OCD, Mood and Anxiety disorders, PTSD and C-PTSD, sexual abuse and assault, and enjoy working with those who struggle with personality disorders who are motivated in treatment.
I prefer “straight talk” that is clear and kind and have a coaching style. I find that providing direct, honest, judgment-free, yet focused feedback is most helpful over being a completely blank slate and have a terrible poker face. I focus on concrete tools for managing bothersome symptoms as quickly as possible and welcome clients of any religious affiliation or none as well as all gender and sexual identifications. My virtual office is a safe space to be yourself.
Ultimately, I believe effective psychotherapy is an invitation back to knowing the value of who we are, a reconnection to innate self-worth. My work is essentially about the reclamation of personal power, authority, and a sense of safety, security, and joy in the body. I look forward to working with you!
Postpartum Support International
Utah Association of Women in Psychology
Trauma Informed Care Network