Amy Stambuk, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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I grew up in a small Midwestern town close to St. Louis, Missouri. As a college student, I pursued interests in English Literature and Fine Arts; but when I started working with children, I discovered a true calling. For my psychology degree, I studied at the University of Chicago and University of Missouri - Columbia. I went on to earn a Masters in Social Work from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. I also pursued additional training with the St. Louis Institute for Art Therapy and completed a two-year program in Relationship and Family Therapy with a Menninger training group.
I connect well with children of all ages, and I also have been blessed to be able to work in a wide range of settings, including community based nonprofits, day care centers, families' homes, residential facilities, schools, youth shelters and most recently, in private practice. In addition to my counseling experience, I served as the Counseling Director at Project PAVE, a Denver area nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth to end the cycle of relationship violence. In this role, I assisted the agency in creating innovative, school-based prevention programming related to bullying, domestic violence, and teen dating violence. These experiences have grounded me with a core belief in the importance of nurturing relationships and creating community in our daily lives.
I work with children from the preschool level through school-age, tween, and teen years. I also work with adults, families, and couples. I particularly enjoy working with young adults on how to individuate more successfully, and with parents on how to practice effective, relationship-based discipline. I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and am currently working on my Play Therapy certification. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being in nature, cooking, reading, and doing yoga.