Amy Strom, LCSW-QS, M.S.S.A., M.Ed.
Program Director

Amy oversees many aspects of the Valerie’s House grief support program, including family support, children’s grief groups, and working individually with children and their families. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Miami University, a Masters of Social Science Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University, and a Master’s Degree in Education from Ursuline College. Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Qualified Supervisor and a Certified School Social Work Specialist. She has worked in the social work field for almost twenty years providing services in schools, clinical mental health centers and private practice. The focus of her practice has been children, adolescents and their families.

Amy believes it is especially important to develop and strengthen the parent-child-caregiver relationship, assist children in learning to feel more independent and successful, as well as helping adolescents develop autonomy and learning to make good choices especially after experiencing a loss. She also supports the use of creative expression, humor, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral strategies into her client-centered approach to therapy. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband of 25 years and her two sons at the beach, traveling or watching sporting events.

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