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Meet Amie Kuykendall
Hi! My name is Amie Kuykendall and I have been a licensed clinical social worker since March 2014, and a licensed social worker since 2011. I graduated with honors at the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Social Work in December 2008 then continued at UT Austin to receive my Master of Science of Social Work in December 2010. While at university, I wholeheartedly focused on the counseling aspect of social work, knowing my goal was to work with individuals and families in the future. I took coursework on counseling with individuals, counseling with groups, and counseling with families and I have trained in solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and grief therapy. Most recently, I completed EMDRIA-approved EMDR training at the basic training level.
During my career as a social worker, I have worked with people with HIV or cancer during my time in Austin. Since moving back to San Antonio, I have had the privilege of working with the terminally ill and their families and people living with chronic illness. My years working in health care has exposed me to people from all walks of life, dealing with just about every life crisis or mental health issue imaginable. It has been an honor to serve each one of them, and I have learned from my clients what books could never have taught me.
My approach to counseling is simple: start where the client is at. I will listen to you and work with you to meet the goals that are important to you for your growth and mental well-being. I don’t believe therapy should be an intimidating or mysterious practice – I aim to make our working relationship collaborative and productive as we walk on this journey together. I applaud you for taking this first step of contemplating making a change, and I urge you to reach out to me so that we can discuss how to best approach your goals.
Mental Health Counseling
Dealing with Change
Setting and Reaching Goals
Reaching Your Full Potential
Advice and direction to families in the "Sandwich Generation."
The "Sandwich Generation" can best be defined as families that are juggling both the care of their children (and sometimes grandchildren) with the care of their parents. Whether you are caring for your aging parents in your home, or from afar, the dual caregiver role inherently comes with multiple rewards and stressors. I am experienced in working with multigenerational households that have been struggling to meet everyone's physical, emotional and spiritual needs. I can provide counseling, resource referrals and support to help families achieve the balance they have been seeking.