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Parenting Through Childhood Phases

About Nicci Witherspoon

Nicci has been working in different areas within the field of psychology since 2015. She has experience working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families, adolescents with behavior challenges within the school setting, and working with both adolescents and adults diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety, and OCD. Nicci has a master’s degree in psychology from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. And she is currently pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in trauma and forensic work, at Alliant International University, in San Diego, California. Nicci is incredibly passionate about working with adolescents and their families and helping them work toward psychological health, overall well-being, and creating family systems that are deeply empathetic and understanding towards one another. She genuinely loves getting to have challenging conversations with families and helping them understand that everyone plays a unique role in the family unit. She enjoys creating a safe space where families can be vulnerable, grow in love, be silly, and have a ton of fun. Additionally, she is passionate about normalizing mental health challenges, going to therapy, and talking about daily struggles and challenges, within the community as a whole, and especially within the Church. She wants to help create a world where marginalized, rejected, and unloved individuals and communities are given the love, care, and compassion they deserve. Her future goals include working with adolescents in the juvenile justice system and their families, and helping with reintegration, early intervention, and reducing recidivism for this population. She adores babies, toddlers, and young adults, but sassy teenagers are her absolute favorite people to work with.

About Amy Elliot

A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Amy provides counseling for individuals, couples, and families. She assists clients as they work through pain from the past, make sense of their current situations, and determine what they would like their future to be. She also helps couples in: preparing for marriage, strengthening marriages and families as they grow and change, and restoring hope in struggling relationships. Amy specializes in EMDR and works extensively with trauma, anxiety, and depression.

Amy graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Following a spiritual call, she obtained a Master’s degree in Theology from Andover Newton Theological Seminary. After more than a decade of working with high risk youth, families, and the systems serving them, Amy returned to graduate school and completed a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at San Diego State University. She has been practicing in the San Diego area ever since. Amy is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).

Amy has a private practice San Diego, California where she lives with her husband and two children.