Amy Brinkman (She)

Accepting Clients

Hello! Congratulations on taking this important step for yourself. I am looking forward to meeting you!

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Naperville, IL

About My Clients

Anxiety is exhausting and can feel completely overwhelming. I look forward to teaching you new skills that will lead to relief of these symptoms! OCD is an extreme form of anxiety, and there are tools that work including ERP therapy, mindulness and more. In addition, past unresolved traumatic memories are often the root of compulsive/obsessive thinking. EMDR therapy is a way out of this. I look forward to working together to find just the right tools for you.

My Background and Approach

I am described as a down to earth, warm person with a sense of humor, and a lot of passion about assisting you to reach your goals. We will focus on helping you find clarity and balance in your life. Together we will find ways to understand the mind and body connection and find specific techniques that lower your anxiety and help you to find more presence in your life. I have multiple trainings on understanding and treating anxiety and trauma which will allow us to address your unique situation. You will learn what happens to your body when the fear steps in, and immediate strategies to calm down your nervous system. As a result, you will feel more balanced and less stuck with the ability to decrease anxiety and panic attacks in the future. I am truly honored to assist you with evidenced based treatments I am trained in that will provide you with the relief, confidence and resilience you deserve.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe everyone is capable of change. Often we have unknowingly learned unhealthy thinking patterns that lead to behaviors that are not in line with our values. The great news is that the human mind is able to be "rewired" with new thinking patterns by exploring where they came from and then adapt to new more healthy was of responding/interacting and taking control of our lives. Sometimes traumatic events or belief systems have taken over without our realizing it. I am honored every day as I am able to assist others to find resiliance, joy and happiness by specific tools I am trained in including EMDR therapy and ERP therapy for trauma processing and reducing anxiety. There is zero judgement as I understand personally the struggle with anxiety and how tough it can be. I look forward to helping you find the same freedom I have found and now guide you in finding relief and resiliance. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me and we can talk about how we can work together.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 29 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 200/session


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3420 Lacrosse Lane
Naperville, IL 60546

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