About Amy Carpenter — L.C.S.W., C.Y.I.
Amy cut her counseling teeth in community-based practice, working in the inner-cities of South Boston, Lynn and South Central Los Angeles after attending graduate school at Boston University (SSW,‘94) followed by a seven-year stint in L.A. After her daughter was born in 2001, she transitioned to the quiet town of Calabasas and joined a small counseling practice in the foothills of the Santa Monica mountains.
In 2005, after missing home and family, Amy moved to Maine. Hired by the newly-formed Midcoast Integrated Health Collaborative, she joined a group of local psychotherapists working alongside community physicians. The collaboration created a new understanding and deeper passion for the mind-body connection. In 2007, when MIHC disbanded, Amy co-founded Esprit Counseling and traveled to Espanola, New Mexico to pursue Kundalini Yoga teacher certification. She has taught local KY classes ever since.
Additional Training and Experience: Jungian and Transactional analysis, mindfulness meditation, Shamanic healing technique, solution-focused psychotherapy
Returning full circle to the world of collaborative treatment, she joined the team of wellness professionals at the Maine Beehive in 2014. In an effort to expand interdisciplinary practice, members of the Beehive transitioned to Camden Whole Health in the Spring of 2016.
Amy currently lives in Rockport with her husband Duane and daughter Anikka. When not in session or on the yoga mat, she is likely to be hiking in the woods, sitting at her writing desk, or spending way too many retirement dollars appeasing a life-long travel obsession.