Hello! My name is Amy Kahn, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. My practice is focused on helping you overcome your personal challenges, which may be blocking your path to living
life to its fullest, or interfering with family relationships or your loving relations.
I provide care to people of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds with great sensitivity, acceptance and understanding. My experience includes giving care and support to gay, lesbian, TBQ or questioning clients, y se habla Español.
I was born in Kansas City but grew up in in the San Francisco Bay area as a young child. I earned my BA in Health Administration at Saint Mary’s College and my Master’s degree in Social Work (with an emphasis in Health and Mental Health) at San Jose State University. I also have a music degree and enjoy teaching and performing in my free time.
My work experience of over 20 years has been focused on providing support and resource information to clients with many types of emotional or medical issues and chronic conditions, such as HIV, cancer and end of life situations. My background includes substantial time working for cancer treatment centers; and I am currently a volunteer counselor for the Women’s Cancer Resource Center where I have worked for the past seven years. I was employed both as a hospice social worker and a Amy Kahn, LCSW Biography bereavement counselor. I interned at the Livermore Veteran’s Center in acute physical rehabilitation, mental health and in acute rehabilitation. I also provided care to dementia and Alzheimer patients in skilled nursing care at the VA center. I interned as well with EBAC milieu treatment center for SED children in Fremont.
My therapy experience includes providing individual and group therapy in a safe and welcoming client-focused environments, while addressing depression, anxiety, grief, loss, trauma, life and illness adjustments, and relational problems. My approach is highly individualized and dependent upon each client and group; as I get a sense of what type of assistance he or she might be most comfortable with. I typically utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, expressive art therapy, reminiscence/journaling, or a number of other techniques.
Sharing the therapeutic journey toward self- awareness, personal insight and healing, and helping those in need is very heart warming and a precious honor, and is the most fulfilling
experience of my life.
Therapy is a loving gift that you give to yourself.