Amy has a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from The University of Texas and has a passion for embracing diversity and cultures outside of my own. During her college years, Amy also discovered the powerful healing that can come from seeing a therapist and sharing your story with others. Years later, this inspired her to pursue a desire to become a professional counselor myself and complete a M. A. in Clinical Mental Health from Colorado Christian University. In the time between these two degrees, she worked in many settings, gaining experience in the areas of sexual abuse, post-abortion recovery, parenting, and grief and loss. She has received impressive training in the areas of couples (premarital and marriage/couples) therapy to include Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1 and 2 and a Prepare/Enrich facilitator certifications.
Amy believes we all face challenges in life that make our ability to connect with one another profoundly difficult and painful at times. She expresses an awareness of the courage that it takes a client to reach out for help, healing and hope and believes that change occurs in the context of a safe relationship. As a counselor, her professional relationship is guided by her integrative approach encompassing a person-centered foundation, incorporating elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy and narrative therapy. She believes a client's story and their calling are uniquely theirs, and her hope is that, with her client, together they can explore what the client finds to be purposeful and meaningful, thus creating a place of beauty, freedom, and balance for their life. Amy holds that redemption is possible, whatever your story.
Amy Freund is a native Texan and has been married to my husband for 30 years. She has four grown children and is now entering the joys of grandparenting. When not serving clients, she loves cooking, hiking, reading, traveling, and spending time with family