“Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.” - Ram Dass
Amelia Trainor is a graduate of SUNY University at Albany where she earned a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. Additionally, she holds the credential of Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Amelia has 7 years of clinical counseling experience in a variety of settings including outpatient clinic, inpatient hospital, and partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs. Amelia has worked with adults and adolescents, providing individual, group, and family therapy. She has counseled individuals experiencing a wide variety of mental health concerns, including but not limited to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders.
Amelia aims to provide a compassionate and non-judgmental environment in which her clients feel safe to explore the topics necessary to heal and to move them towards their goals. Amelia finds value in helping clients to become more aware of their present moment experience, as well as exploring their past and ways in which early experiences may be shaping their current thoughts/feelings, the situations they find themselves in, their reactions, their relationships, etc. Amelia pulls from a number of therapeutic approaches in order to best meet the varied, individual needs of each client; however, she does have a special interest in the mind-body connection, spiritually integrated psychotherapy, and mindfulness-based approaches.