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Amy Blakeslee

Therapist | Graduate Level Intern

Amy is a Graduate Level Intern Amy earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Counseling from Liberty University in 1994. She is currently in her Masters Program at Hunnington University for Clinical Mental Health Counseling. After receiving her undergraduate degree, Amy worked for five years in a day treatment program with individuals experiencing severe physical and mental challenges. She then spent ten years working in a church ministry environment providing consultation, lay counseling and training related to soul care. She led the mentoring program and the grief program there and began a group environment for parents of LGBTQ+ children. Amy was the director of Parent Connect, a ministry for parents of LGBTQ+ children located in the Atlanta area.

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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. 

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 attending to their own journeys as well.

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 was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan before eventually moving to Atlanta in 2001. She is a mom to three amazing kids, ages 23, 21 and 18. While not busy with graduate school, Amy loves spending time with family, writing, playing disc golf and traveling (mainly to Disney World and to our family’s cottage in Michigan!) 

Amy is under the supervision of Kirsten Banks, LPC, CPCS, CAI, CIP.

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