Amy Edelstein, LCSW, PMH-C,

(She/her/hers)

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Trainer

About Me

I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 17 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples who may be struggling with; trauma, pregnancy and postpartum issues, infertility, relationship stressors, communication issues, anxiety, depression, or general life stressors. I wholeheartedly believe in the power to heal, change, and make meaning of experiences while moving toward personal goals. I also believe that the way you view yourself, your relationships with others, and the world is a gateway to the therapeutic experience. My clients would describe my warmth, compassion, use of humor and realism as a way I connect. I am an active and direct participant during sessions and willing to be vulnerable to move my client to a place of challenge and change. I integrate several modalities into treatment such as EMDR, EFT, Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and Mindfulness practices.​ ​*Specialized experience with law enforcement, legal and court systems. https://www.amyetherapy.com

Education & Experience

In addition to a full time Private Practice, I provide support groups and workshops at Montclair B.A.B.Y and teach music for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers through Music Together. Prior to entering into private practice, I have been in several leadership roles in large organizations. From 2019-2020, I served as the Clinical Director of HealingSPACE, a sexual violence program providing therapy, advocacy, prevention and resources through the YWCA of Bergen County. From 2017-2019, I served as the Site Director of the Renfrew Center of New York overseeing the clinical and daily operations of the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs for individuals struggling with eating disorders. From 2006-2017, I held positions such as Rape Crisis Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor and Director, at several programs within Safe Horizon, the nation’s largest victim services agency where I specialized in treating and advocating for survivors of trauma and interpersonal violence. If you're looking for clinical supervision, I am a NJ and NY Certified Supervisor.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Postpartum International Certified Perinatal Mental Health - Certification NASW Member EMDR Certification RESOLVE member

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+

Language

  • English