Amie Bryant, LCSW, CAC III
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Addictions Counselor, and Certified EMDR therapist, specializing in work with adults and adolescents. I received my Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Ithaca College in upstate New York and my graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. In addition to my private practice, I also currently work at the Fort Lewis College Counseling Center and as Adjunct Faculty for the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Prior to these roles, my work experience included outdoor education and wilderness therapy as well as work in juvenile detention, school based health centers, emergency services, substance abuse treatment education and prevention, and adult outpatient mental health.
I am passionate about working with people on improving wellness by supporting them in developing a strong and healthy sense of self. As a cognitive therapist, I believe in the connection between our thoughts, feelings, and actions and therefore believe that awareness of self-defeating thoughts, learning to respond to distressing emotions rather than reacting to them, and engaging in daily pleasant activities improves our overall well being. My treatment philosophy, though inclusive of multiple approaches and modalities, is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Originally from the Boston area, I first visited Durango when I was 11 years old and fell in love. In 1999, I moved here to be the Program Director for Colvig Silver Camps, a locally owned/family operated summer camp which fostered my passion for counseling, my leadership skills, and my love of the outdoors. It was through that experience that I decided to return to school for counseling and moved to Denver to obtain my Masters. I returned to Durango as quickly as I could, as this is my home.
I live and play in Durango with my family and friends. I enjoy mountain biking, road biking, running, yoga, star-gazing, ice cream, camping, s’mores, fall colors, sitting around a campfire, and sometimes lounging on the couch.