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THERAPEUTIC RECOVERY NETWORK

Amy Blakeslee, MA

Associate Professional Counselor - Eligible

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Amy is an APC – eligible counselor who completed her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Huntington University. Amy’s philosophy for soul care is grounded in her belief in every person’s ability to heal, grow and thrive by discovering and embracing their autonomy, agency, and authentic identity. Her counseling incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solutions Focused Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy. The goal of counseling for Amy is the empowerment of the individual to improve the quality of their own life by making progress toward and meeting their self-identified goals and preferred outcomes.

Amy is LGBTQ+ affirming and has experience working with individuals represented by every letter of the LGBTQ+ acronym. Amy is passionate about equipping parents to love their LGBTQ+ child well. She has a vast experience in working alongside parents of LGBTQ+ children to help them cultivate a loving, supportive relationship with their child while also attending to their own journey.

Amy’s background involves much work with women, with LGBTQ+ individuals, and with parents of LGBTQ+ children. She has experience in the areas of mental and emotional abuse, and with helping LGBTQ+ individuals who struggle to reconcile their sexual and/or gender identity and their faith. 

After receiving her undergraduate degree, she spent ten years working at North Point Community Church providing consultation, lay counseling and training related to soul care. She led the mentoring program, the grief program and began a group environment for parents of LGBTQ+ children. Amy was the founder and director of Parent Connect at North Point Community Church, an environment for parents of LGBTQ+ children located in the Alpharetta, Ga. In addition, Amy worked in a day treatment program with individuals experiencing severe physical and mental challenges.

Amy was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan before eventually moving to Atlanta in 2001. She is a mom to three amazing young adults. Amy loves spending time with her wife Amber, writing, playing disc golf and traveling.

Amy is under the direction of Kirsten Banks, LPC, CPCS, CAI, CIP and supervision of Allison Basham, LPC, MAC, CAI, CPCS.

Professional Credentials...

  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Huntington University

  • BA, Psychology, Liberty University

Concentration In...

  • Grief and Loss 

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Substance Use Issues

  • Parent Support

  • LGBTQ+ Issues

  • Women’s Issues

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