After graduating from Creighton University with a B.A. in Psychology, Amy moved to Kansas City to complete her graduate work at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Amy graduated summa cum laude with an emphasis in couples and family therapy and mental health. During her training, Amy served as a co-investigator for research projects on such topics as attachment theory, female sexual disorders, the psychological effects of traumatic brain injury and sexual abuse. Amy joined the Lilac Center in 2007 and has since been utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in her work with adults, couples and adolescents. She facilitates an all female adolescent group that teaches DBT, life and coping skills to girls with Borderline Personality Disorder, Eating Disorders, Depression and Bipolar Disorder.