Amie Egbuniwe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twelve years of experience in the mental health field. She completed her bachelor’s degree in social work, summa cum laude, from Livingstone College and received her Master of Social Work with a focus in health and mental health from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Amie worked with veterans while she completed her internships at W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Amie’s professional experience includes working in the community mental health setting providing services to at-risk populations, as well as outpatient mental health and school-based settings. Her areas of practice include but are not limited to ADHD, behavior modification, trauma, couples and family therapy, domestic violence, depression and suicidal ideation, anxiety, mood disorders, family stress, parenting issues, education and support, adjustment issues, and areas of life transitions, such as grief/bereavement.
Amie’s belief is that the treatment process should be eclectic and individualized to meet unique treatment needs. Her theoretical approach to assessment and treatment includes the utilization of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, family systems theory, family centered treatment (FCT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy. Amie focuses on providing holistic, strength-based, and family centered treatment, highlighting the individual as being part of a system with each system affecting the other. Amie believes empowerment and interpersonal relationships are an integral part of healing. Amie has a passion for helping individuals, couples, and families learn and utilize healthy coping skills and effective communication styles throughout the therapy process. Her goal is to develop favorable outcomes regarding quality of life, emotional well-being, self-esteem, self-determination and sufficiency, and improving interpersonal relationships and family functioning.
Amie grew up in the Northeast and returned to North Carolina after completing her graduate program. Her personal interests include nutrition and holistic health, scuba diving, tennis, and engaging in recreational activities with her family and puppy, Jamaica.