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Amy Vigliotti, Ph.D., is a child and adult psychologist and the founder of the NYC group therapy practice, SelfWorks. SelfWorks is comprised of a team of 12 psychologists and social workers who believe that each individual has innate strengths and resiliency that often go untapped. SelfWorks’ strengths-based approach is effective for a wide range of mental health concerns. In Amy’s work with children, adolescents, adults, and families, she uses psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and/or mindfulness strategies. She specializes in treating individuals who want to thrive after upsetting/confusing events in their lives. She also provides supervision and consultation to early career mental health professionals, at SelfWorks and through her adjunct faculty position at Adelphi University. When not in the office, she is writing and facilitating workshops on various aspects of mental health. Amy loves spreading awareness and education about mindfulness, a vital tool to promote well-being. Mindfulness practice can be developed or expanded using her CD, Unwind: Guided Relaxation. She also leads community workshops to promote self-esteem and healthy peer relationships in children and adolescents. This work stems back to her school days, when her poem, “I Am,” was published in Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. “I Am” is used in the educational curriculum at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth and has sparked resiliency in thousands of young readers. Before entering private practice full-time, Amy led a program for traumatized youth at the Child Advocacy Center at Jacobi Medical Center from 2010-2015. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Adelphi University, Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies, in Garden City, N.Y, and her post-doctoral certificate in interpersonal therapy from The White Institute, N.Y.C.

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