“I enjoy working with residents to assist them in setting goals that move them closer to their overarching recovery and life goals, using a solution-focused mindset, and working with families to maintain a strong family bond.”
Amy previously worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor–in Training and as residential staff at a mental health group home and a prison reentry program. She has interviewed thousands of individuals for health and mental health-related programs and longitudinal studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Amy is a life-long, multi-disciplinary learner with interests that span several fields of study. Her educational background includes studying biology and addiction studies at the undergraduate level. She has completed some graduate studies in both the field of neuroscience and mental health counseling. Amy plans to continue her graduate training while working at Cooper Riis.
Amy’s canine sidekick, Shadow, is a regular patron of local coffee shops. She enjoys road cycling, swimming, painting, and time in nature.