Amy Hersh, MA, LMHCA, NCC

I consider mental health and wellbeing to be deeply connected to the identities that we hold and how they intersect with the environments and systems that we navigate. The world can feel like a challenging place for many of us, and our histories and life circumstances add complexity to this experience. Counseling can help us increase our understanding of ourselves, acknowledge the source of our challenges, and allow us to heal through authentic and compassionate connection. It can help us create opportunities for safety and joy and experience more fulfilling lives and relationships. I would be honored to be a part of this journey with you.

My goal is to provide an authentic and empowering presence for clients of all identities to grow through connection and self exploration. I work collaboratively with you to deconstruct harmful internalized messages, explore identity, process experiences of trauma, and manage relational and personal challenges.

I practice counseling through a shame-free, strengths-based, and trauma-informed lens. I am LGBTQIA+, disability, and neurodivergence affirming, and bring my lived experience as a queer neurodivergent person to this work. My approach is rooted in a feminist and person centered foundation and integrates mindfulness and ecotherapy practices. See "My Approach" below for more information on these counseling modalities.

My breadth of clinical work includes college counseling centers and group practice settings, with additional experience running groups at community organizations. Outside of counseling, I worked for years in the nonprofit world, specifically doing environmental restoration, green job training, and environmental and anti-bias education. All of this experience has helped inform my passion for equitable, accessible, and culturally sensitive mental health care. When I'm not working or learning, I also like to knit, play games on my Switch, hang out with my greyhound, spend time outside, and read.

I am a licensed mental health counselor associate (LMHCA) in Washington State (License # MC61335512) and a National Certified Counselor.

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About Me

About Me

Amy Hersh, MA, LMHCA, NCC

Amy Hersh, MA, LMHCA, NCC

I consider mental health and wellbeing to be deeply connected to the identities that we hold and how they intersect with the environments and systems that we navigate. The world can feel like a challenging place for many of us, and our histories and life circumstances add complexity to this experience. Counseling can help us increase our understanding of ourselves, acknowledge the source of our challenges, and allow us to heal through authentic and compassionate connection. It can help us create opportunities for safety and joy and experience more fulfilling lives and relationships. I would be honored to be a part of this journey with you.

My goal is to provide an authentic and empowering presence for clients of all identities to grow through connection and self exploration. I work collaboratively with you to deconstruct harmful internalized messages, explore identity, process experiences of trauma, and manage relational and personal challenges.

I practice counseling through a shame-free, strengths-based, and trauma-informed lens. I am LGBTQIA+, disability, and neurodivergence affirming, and bring my lived experience as a queer neurodivergent person to this work. My approach is rooted in a feminist and person centered foundation and integrates mindfulness, Internal Family Systems (IFS, or parts work), and ecotherapy practices. See "My Approach" below for more information on these counseling modalities.

My breadth of clinical work includes college counseling centers and group practice settings, with additional experience running groups for new parents and neurodivergent youth. Outside of counseling, I worked for years in the nonprofit world, specifically doing environmental restoration, green job training, and environmental and anti-bias education. All of this experience has helped inform my passion for equitable, accessible, and culturally sensitive mental health care. When I'm not working or learning, I also like to knit, play games on my Switch, hang out with my greyhound, spend time outside, and read.

I am a licensed mental health counselor associate (LMHCA) in Washington State (License # - MC61335512) and a National Certified Counselor. I receive supervision from Stuart Brewster, LICSW (License # - LW60686077).

I consider mental health and wellbeing to be deeply connected to the identities that we hold and how they intersect with the environments and systems that we navigate. The world can feel like a challenging place for many of us, and our histories and life circumstances add complexity to this experience. Counseling can help us increase our understanding of ourselves, acknowledge the source of our challenges, and allow us to heal through authentic and compassionate connection. It can help us create opportunities for safety and joy and experience more fulfilling lives and relationships. I would be honored to be a part of this journey with you.

My goal is to provide an authentic and empowering presence for clients of all identities to grow through connection and self exploration. I work collaboratively with you to deconstruct harmful internalized messages, explore identity, process experiences of trauma, and manage relational and personal challenges.

I practice counseling through a shame-free, strengths-based, and trauma-informed lens. I am LGBTQIA+, disability, and neurodivergence affirming, and bring my lived experience as a queer neurodivergent person to this work. My approach is rooted in a feminist and person centered foundation and integrates mindfulness, Internal Family Systems (IFS, or parts work), and ecotherapy practices. See "My Approach" below for more information on these counseling modalities.

My breadth of clinical work includes college counseling centers and group practice settings, with additional experience running groups for new parents and neurodivergent youth. Outside of counseling, I worked for years in the nonprofit world, specifically doing environmental restoration, green job training, and environmental and anti-bias education. All of this experience has helped inform my passion for equitable, accessible, and culturally sensitive mental health care. When I'm not working or learning, I also like to knit, play games on my Switch, hang out with my greyhound, spend time outside, and read.

I am a licensed mental health counselor associate (LMHCA) in Washington State (License # - MC61335512) and a National Certified Counselor. I receive supervision from Stuart Brewster, LICSW (License # - LW60686077).

Headshot of Amy smiling
Headshot of Amy smiling
Amy and her dog sitting along a river
Amy and her dog sitting along a river
Beautiful mountains during sunset
Beautiful mountains during sunset
Amy smiling infront of a waterfall in the forest
Amy smiling infront of a waterfall in the forest
Headshot of Amy smiling
Amy and her dog sitting along a river
Beautiful mountains during sunset
Amy smiling infront of a waterfall in the forest

My Approach

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Feminist Therapy

I focus on understanding the intersections of your identity with the systems that you navigate. I identify and challenge societal roles and inequities, and prioritize your empowerment and autonomy both in and out of the counseling space.

Ecotherapy

I will support you in connecting with and exploring your relationship with nature. We might have sessions outside, acknowledging nature as a "co-therapist", or explore topics like eco-anxiety/grief and connections with green spaces and animals.

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Feminist Therapy

I focus on understanding the intersections of your identity with the systems that you navigate. I identify and challenge societal roles and inequities, and prioritize your empowerment and autonomy both in and out of the counseling space.

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Mindfulness Informed

We will explore the present moment together, using our breath and visualization to increase awareness of thoughts and feelings. I will support you in building tools to manage stress, anxiety, trauma responses, and increasing connection to your body.

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Person-Centered Therapy

I see you as the expert in your own experiences. I prioritize empathetic listening and unconditional positive regard, allowing you to experience counseling in a non-judgemental, supportive environment.

Illustration of a woman sitting with a peaceful expression

Feminist Therapy

I focus on understanding the intersections of your identity with the systems that you navigate. I identify and challenge societal roles and inequities, and prioritize your empowerment and autonomy both in and out of the counseling space.

Ecotherapy

I will support you in connecting with and exploring your relationship with nature. We might have sessions outside, acknowledging nature as a "co-therapist", or explore topics like eco-anxiety/grief and connections with green spaces and animals.

Woman holding her face with her hands

Feminist Therapy

I focus on understanding the intersections of your identity with the systems that you navigate. I identify and challenge societal roles and inequities, and prioritize your empowerment and autonomy both in and out of the counseling space.

An adult holding an elderly person's arm

Mindfulness Informed

We will explore the present moment together, using our breath and visualization to increase awareness of thoughts and feelings. I will support you in building tools to manage stress, anxiety, trauma responses, and increasing connection to your body.

Illustration of a woman and man sitting and listening to eachother

Person-Centered Therapy

I see you as the expert in your own experiences. I prioritize empathetic listening and unconditional positive regard, allowing you to experience counseling in a non-judgemental, supportive environment.

Illustration of people walking in the forest

Eco-therapy

I will support you in connecting with and exploring your relationship with nature. We might have sessions outside, acknowledging nature as a "co-therapist", or explore topics like eco-anxiety/grief and connections with green spaces and animals.

Illustration of a woman meditating

Mindfulness Informed

We will explore the present moment together, using our breath and visualization to increase awareness of thoughts and feelings. I will support you in building tools to manage stress, anxiety, trauma responses, and increasing connection to your body.

Professional Qualifications

Seattle

Professional Qualifications

Seattle

Professional Qualifications

Seattle

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA)

Washington State Department of Health

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

National Board for Certified Counselors

Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Antioch University, Seattle, WA

Certificate in Ecotherapies

Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA)

Washington State Department of Health

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

National Board for Certified Counselors

Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Antioch University, Seattle, WA

Certificate in Ecotherapies

Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA)

Washington State Department of Health

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

National Board for Certified Counselors

Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Antioch University, Seattle, WA

Certificate in Ecotherapies

Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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Get in touch

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