Amy Ridings

“One specialty I’ve developed is working with individuals who may have broken away from the way they were raised but still strive to create a fulfilling spiritual life.” – Amy Ridings

Soon after earning her master’s degree in counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University, Amy Ridings met ILC co-founder Holly Cook. The more she learned, the more she knew she wanted to practice at ILC. She completed her practicum and internship with us and worked as a part-time therapist. After a period in private practice, Amy was ready for a full-time position and we were thrilled to welcome her.

A National Certified Counselor, Amy is a Level II EMDR practitioner and a certified Reiki master experienced in DBT, Brainspotting and motivational interviewing. Her work spans conventional and alternative counseling modalities for treatment of addiction, mood disorders, trauma, and life transitions. She is skilled in grounding work for anxiety management and emotional regulation, as well as body-centered techniques including breath work, bioenergetics, meditation, and polarities work.

Amy helps clients gain essential life-coping skills while doing the deep work of recovery. She is an advocate for the healing power of nature and leads an All-Girls Venturing Crew.

Before becoming a therapist, Amy worked in the field of public policy. The mother of two children and several pets, Amy is an accomplished outdoorswoman.