AMY FRAIRE, MA, LPC
Amy strives to work collaboratively with patients to reflect on what is working, what is not, and how things could work differently. She hopes to develop an authentic and trusting partnership with her patients while working to support their goals for change. Although she has developed expertise in behavioral health assessment and treatment, she strongly believes her patients are experts in their own lived experiences.
Working to adapt her approach to meet each patient’s unique health needs, Amy often incorporates cognitive-behavioral and person-centered approaches to her therapeutic work. Her goal is to provide empirically supported interventions while considering the impact of trauma and/or culture on one’s health. This may include learning new coping strategies, working to adapt one’s habits or lifestyle to better fit their needs, or processing past experiences to help clients better understand themselves and others.
Amy has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including primary care family medicine clinics, community-based mental health, substance abuse treatment, corrections, and private practice. She has worked with people with a variety of behavioral health concerns, including individuals experiencing disordered eating, eating disorders, and/or body image concerns, mood and anxiety disorders, grief & loss, trauma/PTSD, or substance misuse/addiction.
It is common that patients, particularly those struggling with an eating disorder or substance misuse, to require a multidisciplinary team of providers to treat their symptoms effectively and ethically. Amy is passionate about collaborating with health providers of all disciplines to offer more holistic healthcare to patients.
Amy holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A. in Psychology, minor in gender & women’s studies) and a master’s degree from the University of Denver (M.A. in Counseling Psychology, specializing in addictions counseling). Currently, she is working to obtain her doctorate (Ph.D.) in counseling psychology from the University of Denver.
Memberships/Affiliations include the American Psychological Association (APA) and Wisconsin Counseling Association.
She is licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin and Colorado.