Meet Amy Massie
I found a love for young children affected by autism and related behavioral disorders during my undergraduate studies at Texas Tech University, working as an in-home behavior therapist for Lubbock ISD. After graduating in 2000 with a degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University, I returned to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and continued my work with young children as a Registered Behavior Technician and behavior consultant for parents and educators. Throughout the years I have worked in various settings, including private practice, in-home, public school, private school, and most recently, Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.
In 2019 I received my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Southwest and, after 3 years of practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, became a fully Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas in 2022.
With over 25 years of experience as a behavior therapist, I understand the importance of a parent’s role in the treatment of their child. Having a child with behavioral issues can put stress on and create an imbalance in an entire family unit. My goal at Keller Child and Family Therapy is to help parents understand what is driving their child’s behaviors and create plans that will facilitate positive change.
The most common concerns that prompt parents to seek play therapy for children who are 1-5 years of age are behavioral issues occurring across the preschool and home environments. In many cases, a child has been asked to leave various daycares for aggressive and non-compliant behaviors with teachers and peers. When these issues arise, parents feel a sense of loss and helplessness along with a desire to help their child feel secure and successful.
Through individualized behavior programs, I help teach young children and parents the skills necessary for healthier communication and interactions with others, leading to an overall balanced family and school life. Supports I use to create homeostasis often include assessment, programming, parent-child interaction training, individual behavior therapy, sibling interaction training, home visits, school observations, facilitation of resources, and consulting/coordinating treatment with other medical providers.
I feel a work-life balance is essential for personal wellbeing. To support a healthy mind and body, I practice Pilates and mindful meditation throughout the week. During my personal time, I enjoy every minute I have with my family and friends. I enjoy traveling the world, listening to music, reading, gardening, and camping. I have a blended family with a total of seven children, ages 10-24, so it’s easy to stay busy with all my humans!
My passion is helping others and I hope to have the opportunity to assist you in creating a better life for you, your child, and your family!
What Makes Us Different?
- Grounded and honest therapy
- Find your inner peace
- Express yourself in a safe environment
- Thrive in a collaborative environment