GET TO KNOW YOUR THERAPIST

Bailey Amis

Bailey Amis, M.S., MHC

I BELIEVE THERAPY IS A SAFE SPACE TO UNCOVER AND REMOVE THE BARRIERS HOLDING YOU BACK FROM HAPPINESS.


Specializations
TRAUMA & RELIGIOUS TRAUMA
ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS
BREAK-UPS/RELATIONSHIP ISSUES
SOCIAL JUSTICE/EQUITY
SELF-ESTEEM/SELF-WORTH/BODY IMAGE

Kirsten Hall | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST

Our lives are made up of beautiful moments that bring us joy and peace, as well as challenging moments that make us question our beliefs, our identities, and our world as a whole. These challenging moments can feel overwhelming and cloud our view of the beautiful aspects of living. As a therapist, I help clients who feel overwhelmed with the challenges of life identify where these challenges came from, process them in a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, and develop the coping skills needed to confidently face future challenges when they come.
 

I BECAME A THERAPIST TO HELP INDIVIDUALS FIND GROWTH AND HEALING.

I believe therapy is a collaborative process where we partner together to identify areas in which you would like to grow, explore what is holding you back from that growth, and determine how you can overcome those challenges. 

When we work together, I help you gain greater self-awareness to identify where changes could be made to improve your happiness and quality of life as well as processing past events that might hold you back from living as your fully authentic self. It’s important in our work together that we have a trusting therapeutic relationship and an environment of acceptance so you can feel safe and comfortable opening up in therapy. 

 

When I work with clients, I incorporate THREE THINGS to create positive change:

acceptance | trust | perspective

I integrate a psychodynamic, client-centered approach with a focus on discovering your strengths and building your coping skills. I believe that past experiences can impact current life challenges – part of our therapeutic work together will be to uncover this connection, and resolve traumas and emotional wounds from your past so you can create a happy and fulfilling future.
 

WHO I WORK WITH

I work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, major life transitions, challenges with interpersonal relationship, the LGBTQIA+ community, and those that have experienced trauma such as abuse, natural disasters, loss of a loved one, and severe illness. I also have experience working with individuals with religious trauma, including clients who have left strict religious communities, as well as clients processing what role they want spirituality and religion to have in their lives.
 

My area of expertise is helping people cope with past traumas or significant life changes to move forward with a fulfilling life.

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WILL TALKING ABOUT MY STRUGGLES BE TOO OVERWHELMING?

Whether distant memories or current issues, many people wonder how they’ll react to digging up big emotions or traumatic experiences. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and we will work at your pace on things that are important to you. I work hard to create a safe and trusting space where you can talk about difficult topics when you feel ready.
Kirsten Hall, LPC | Lincoln Park Therapy Group

A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS 

“Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.” – Rachel Naomi Remen
 

Loves to read

Enjoys trying new restaurants

Has a cat named Figg

DO YOU WISH YOU WERE BETTER EQUIPPED TO HANDLE CHALLENGING SITUATIONS? DO YOU WANT TO INCREASE YOUR ABILITY TO NAVIGATE LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS?

I would be honored to partner with you and help you discover the tools that can help make life more manageable. Together, we will find ways for you to meet your goals and increase your happiness and life satisfaction.