About Amy Barker
Amy is a Licensed Master Social Worker and is actively seeking clinical supervision for licensure in Tennessee as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been working in the social services field since earning her Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee.
Throughout her career in mental health, Amy has worked in both inpatient psychiatric settings and outpatient programs with co-occurring and mood disorders. In addition to her work in the mental health field, she has also worked with individuals and their families who needed education and support through diagnoses of chronic and comorbid health conditions.
Amy believes in taking a holistic approach when addressing mental health concerns because of the strong connection between our minds, bodies, and spirits. Maintaining a balance of these three components can be difficult with the stress of our day-to-day lives, and sometimes we just need a safe space for support as we work through any issues we are seeking to address. It is important to Amy to meet each individual where they are at in their therapeutic process and work alongside them toward their goals with empathy and without judgment. She believes each person is an expert of their own life experiences and will utilize a person-centered approach while working collaboratively to build goals for treatment. Amy utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities when working with her clients, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) even utilizing skill development and psychoeducation as needed. Amy enjoys working with the adult population and is passionate about working with these individuals to navigate depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, life transitions, grief and loss, and stress management.
Amy works with people ages 18 and up.
Degrees, Certifications & Specialties
- Master of Science in Social Work
- University of Tennessee
- Middle Tennessee State University
Practice Locations & Hours
Athena Care – Franklin
Athena Care – Murfreesboro
M-F 7:00am – 6:00pm
Insurance Coverage & Plans
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