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MSW, LCSW Amy Shafer

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Amy Shafer is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: MSW, LCSW
Years in Practice: 30
State: CA

Hello my name is Amy Shafer, I hold degrees in Psychology and Human Development from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 1989, a Master of Social Work from San Diego State University specializing in Clinical work 1991, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California since 1994. I have worked extensively over the past 30 years with all age groups. I have most recently specialized in adult and geriatric individuals and families with a number of different issues including depression, anxiety, stress, family conflict, trauma/abuse, adjusting to stages of life and grief and loss issues. I consider it a privilege to be apart of a support system for individuals and families who are competently seeking professional help to address challenges in their lives. My contemporary work focuses on family systems, relationships, interpersonal recovery, trauma loss, and problem solving life's stressors. Decades of experience with all age groups and in many settings has provided me with an ability to have an open mind and an ability to provide many tools to assist you with.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Stress Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes Addictions LGBT Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Intimacy-related issues Sleeping disorders Parenting issues Compassion fatigue
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Amy makes me feel very comfortable sharing. She is very professional, understanding, encouraging and resourceful.

Sep 29, 2022


Very comfortable to talk to. Always is upfront, very encouraging. Always has some advice to share to help me feel better.

A.N.·Mar 22, 2022


She has helped me take control of my life and had taught me different ways to cope. I'm getting stronger every day.

A.N.·Oct 30, 2021


Amy is very understanding and listens to my concerns

M.I.·Sep 07, 2021


Amy Shafer offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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