Amy Halstead, MS, LLP
Amy Halstead is a psychotherapist with over ten years of professional experience, providing psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as parent guidance and psychological assessments. Ms. Halstead has a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology and is licensed to practice in Michigan under the supervision of fully licensed PhD psychologists.
Ms. Halstead started her career as a professional musician, performing and teaching music both privately and in schools, which provides a solid base of experience in listening, attunement, sensitivity, and managing anxiety, and lends itself beautifully to the practice of psychology.
As a psychotherapist, Ms. Halstead has been described as “calm, direct, and gentle,” and approaches the therapeutic relationship with empathy and respect, while holding firm boundaries that enable security and trust. Ms. Halstead holds the belief that when people feel seen, heard, and understood, true change and healing can occur.
Ms. Halstead spent ten years in private practice before joining a group practice, and has extensive experience and training working with people dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, chronic pain or illness, giftedness and educational issues, grief and loss, infertility and maternal mental health issues, parenting, adoption and attachment, life transitions, and trauma. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Ms. Halstead has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in clinical psychology at Madonna University, Concordia College, and Schoolcraft College. As a faculty member in the psychology department at Madonna University, Ms. Halstead taught graduate courses in Child and Adolescent Assessment, Family Intervention, Lifespan Psychology, and developed and served as director of an infant mental health training program for advanced level graduate students. This teaching experience has allowed her to develop skills in understanding the particular challenges and stressors experienced by college students.
Ms. Halstead appreciates that the decision to seek therapy can be difficult, and aims to make her clients feel comfortable in an accepting and non-judgemental atmosphere.