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Amie Summers, PLLC
12301 Whitewater Dr., Suite  135
Minnetonka, MN 55343
651-888-8474
www.amiesummers.com

Among Amie’s firmly held beliefs is that we all possess an innate impulse for healing—within each of us we have exactly what we need to get there. All of Amie’s therapy sessions are designed to tap into this inner strength. Her goal is simple: to help clients live fully and happily in the here and now. Amie’s formal education includes a Masters of Social Work from Springfield College. She is a Graduate Social Worker, licensed by the State of Minnesota Board of Social Work.

Amie’s private psychotherapy practice specializes in children, teens, and young adults struggling with significant life events and transitions. She is able to help with a wide range of emotional and physical issues. Amie is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, trained and certified through the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. She helps children, teens, and young adults heal through re-regulation of their nervous system, utilizing therapy techniques such as sensory integration, body awareness, play, and dialogue. She has extensive experience working in pediatric hospitals, addressing the psychosocial needs of young people and their families.

“My beliefs about adoption include an understanding that ‘love isn’t (always) enough’. Children enter into their adoptive families with experiences/exposures that will affect them and possibly their ability to integrate into their new family system. Sometimes families require assistance in navigating/supporting those needs and in understanding the possible root causes of their child’s struggles, as well as guidance around how to begin building an attachment foundation.”

Additional Information

Service Location: Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Young Child (0-5)
Elementary Age (6-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19+)

Areas of Practice Strength:
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Self-Harming Behavior
Attachment
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Transracial/Transcultural
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF – CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Play Therapy


updated Summer 2021

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    Parents should carefully choose a therapist based on the individual needs of their family. For more information, please see the following:

    https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f-therapist/

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