Amy L. Ver Wey, MA RPT WPATH
Amy (she/her) practices an active and interpersonal approach to therapy, incorporating mindfulness, popular culture, art, music, role playing games and technological aspects to modify her treatment on an individualized basis to best meet the needs of her clients. Amy identifies as a queer therapist and strives to create a genuinely warm and inclusive therapeutic environment based upon empathy, resiliency and a relatable atmosphere to help normalize mental health services. Amy practices a gender affirmative therapeutic approach, with significant experience working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. She has held full membership with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health since 2017 and is a WPATH Certified Transgender Health Provider and Mentor. Amy also serves on the Advisory Council for the Stand with Trans organization.
Amy has experience and training in writing affirming letters of support and advocacy for transgender and gender expansive individuals seeking coordination of care with other medical providers. She also has experience and training in psychological testing, with assessments helping to create a better understanding of behaviors and mental health concerns. Amy focuses on conducting detailed assessments, with behavioral observations, examination of the client’s history and test results to help provide a clear diagnostic understanding and treatment recommendations.
Amy earned her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 2012 from Grand Valley State University with a focus on psychology and earned her Master of Arts (MA) in 2014 in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University. She focuses on working with children, teenagers and young adults with anxiety, depression, frustration intolerance, ADHD and gender identity exploration. She is also proficient in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has experience working with child victims of suspected sexual assault and trauma. Amy is also currently a member of the Association for Play Therapy and a certified Registered Play Therapist.
Accepted insurance plans: BCBS, BCN, Aetna, Cofinity, Priority Health, ASR, Medicaid, Out-of-Network, Private Pay
Amy currently has a waitlist for new clients. If you would like to inquire about the waitlist, please call 616-259-7207.