Amy Crichton, MFT
Amy Crichton is a Marriage and Family Therapist who utilizes a warm but direct approach to create meaningful and honest relationships with her clients. Amy specializes in working with couples and parents at all stages as well as individuals struggling with anxiety and self-esteem issues. Through empathy and curiosity, Amy’s goal is to support clients as they explore deeper parts of themselves that can sometimes create discomfort but can lead to long and lasting change. Ultimately, Amy defines her role as someone who does not tell her clients what to see but helps them to discover where to look.
Amy graduated from Thomas Jefferson University with a Master’s in Couple and Family Therapy with a specialization in Sex Therapy. Because of her systemic training, she sees the importance of viewing each client’s familial, societal and cultural environments as unique and influential. Amy uses techniques from Emotionally Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy to encourage building a broader emotional awareness, examining behavior and thought patterns and utilizing this knowledge to create change in self and relationships.
Knowledge of the whole self can create a richer and more informative therapeutic experience. Amy is also a Registered Yoga Teacher and believes that a better mind/body connection can create improvement in many areas including sex, self-worth and access to our emotional experience. Amy incorporates elements of mindfulness frequently. In session this may look like guided breathing exercises and gentle movement when appropriate.
Amy resides outside of Philadelphia with her partner and two children.