Amy Nielson, CMHC

Amy received her Bachelor’s of Sociology at Southern Utah University then worked for 10 years in the social work field. She received her Masters of Counseling from University of Phoenix and subsequently worked to become licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She received a great deal of experience in her first years of doing therapy at Southwest Behavioral Health Center where she became trained in DBT(Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Trauma Focused CBT and play therapy as well as a variety of techniques for working with children, adolescents and adults. Amy is a certified EMDR(eye movement densentization and reprocessing) therapist. 

“It is my passion in my work is to help people find and step into the capabilities of their true selves. I desire to help people find strength in who they are, shed the baggage of what holds them back from being genuine and true to their Self and have the tools, knowledge and beliefs to hold onto this strength while facing life’s challenges. Utilizing all my education, tools, training as well as my commitment to continue training and education, I strive to work with each client as an individual. I work with each client to tailor a treatment plan that fits them and will best help them achieve their counseling goals. I strive to provide a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment to promote the changes desired by my clients. I love the work I do and I believe it is a privilege to be a part of the amazing transformations that take place in the people I work with.”

Amy has lived in the Cedar City area her whole life and loves to explore all that Southern Utah has to offer. She loves playing games, camping, gardening and recreation of all sorts with her husband and 4 children.