Washington State License: LW60039565
Serving the Seattle and Western Washington State region
Amy Elizabeth Bloom graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She went on to receive her MSS degree (Social Worker) from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1998.
She received her certification as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) under the direction of Dr. Patrick Carnes at the International Institute for Addiction Professionals (IITAP) in Arizona, and as a Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT). These special certifications in the treatment of sex addiction as well as multiple addiction disorders mean that she is uniquely qualified to treat the problems destroying families, individuals and relationships in society today. Amy has been in private therapy practice since 2003.
Prior to beginning her private practice, Amy worked in various hospital settings in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her hospital background includes addiction, family and group therapies. She has also worked in HIV/AIDS education for individuals and families.
“My ideal client is someone who is willing to be honest and is ready to take responsibility for their own recovery. My hope is that what once seemed an insurmountable goal will become achievable. I help clients walk through issues that are the most difficult and life challenging.”
Amy’s goal is to help clients stop behaviors which are overwhelming and destructive. Her practice is based on trust, safety and confidentiality.
Her continued education in multiple addiction therapy is important due to the huge population of people that she sees for mood disorders (such as depression) and who also have underlying chemical or alcohol dependency, food, or sexual addictions. She provides both group and individual therapy in an effort to help her patients to help themselves.
Amy resides in Seattle, Washington. She enjoys running, hiking, skiing and traveling. She loves exploring cities, art museums, history and movies. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH).