Amy Van Daele, AMFT
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Amy Van Daele, AMFT
Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT #137904)
Supervised by Sarah Schewitz, Psy.D. (PSY26868)
Fee: $135 for 50min session; $215 for 80min session, $80 for 30min check-ins
**To work with Amy, clients must be located in CA**
Amy Van Daele is a Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in working with individuals and couples from an attachment perspective. When in a relationship, your attachment style influences what you need, how you communicate, and how you give and receive love. Amy helps couples understand how to identify and meet each other’s attachment needs as well as uncover and transform their conflict cycle. Amy utilizes Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to provide you with research-based skills and knowledge to help you build the relationship you want.
My Approach & Values
Amy supports her clients in identifying and understanding their attachment style, and related patterns within their relationships to obtain a deeper level of self-awareness. This awareness helps individuals choose relationships from a more empowered place and helps couples discover a deeper understanding and empathy for one another’s experience. Amy utilizes the evidence-based method of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to help couples identify their conflict cycle and work together to identify and meet the underlying attachment needs causing their conflict. Through this, new and beautiful ways of relating emerge.
Amy’s therapeutic approach is compassionate, yet direct. She creates a safe space for both partners to feel seen and heard. Amy believes that relationship challenges are opportunities for couples to understand themselves, turn toward one another, and grow together. Through working with Amy, clients can expect to gain awareness of their internal patterns, needs, and triggers and how these contribute to relationship cycles. In gaining this insight, partners have the opportunity to come together as a team to change the cycle by building safety, allowing vulnerability, deepening understanding, and empathizing with one another.
Amy has been working with individuals and couples as an MFT trainee since 2021 but has been a successful life coach and mindfulness coach since 2018. Amy is currently completing her supervised clinical hours for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is being supervised by Couples Learn founder, Dr. Sarah Schewitz, who she consults with weekly to discuss client sessions. This means that when you work with Amy, you get the benefit of two therapists collaborating about the best way to help you!
Amy is a certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher through University of California’s Greater Good Science Center. She utilizes this and her trauma training to help clients learn how to soothe their nervous systems, heal past trauma, and show up as their best selves in their life and relationships.
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
- Conflict Management
- Self Compassion & Self Love
“I help couples turn toward each other as they move through challenges such as infertility, blended families, communication, loss, addiction, and attachment wounds. I help individuals reparent themselves by learning how to self-soothe and have compassion for themselves to move through difficult times.“
- Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship (Level 1)
- Mindful Self Compassion Graduate
- Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
- Trauma Resilience Toolkit
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification
- Internal Family Systems: Aligning The Inner System
Book Your Free Consultation
Let’s get to know each other and see if working together is a good fit.
If you do not see current availability for a free 30-minute consultation with Amy, please email [email protected] and let our team know you would like to be added to her waitlist.