Central Texas Professional Counseling
Amy Birchill Lavergne
M.Ed., LMFT-S, LPC-S
My Professional Biography
Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Texas and a board approved supervisor for both licensures. Her thirteen years of experience focuses on relationship-based psychotherapy and multidisciplinary service, working with children, adolescents, teens, adults, couples and families. Amy has experience helping clients with anxiety, depression, behavioral challenges, grief and loss, divorce, premarital counseling, blended family work, parent-child relationship work, family therapy, parenting, play and art therapy.
Before coming to Central Texas Professional Counseling, Amy was Founding Executive Director of the Nick Finnegan Counseling Center, a non-profit counseling center in Houston, Texas. Amy was also the Clinical Program Manager for an Early Intervention and Prevention 0-5 Year-Old program at River Oak Center for Children, a non-profit mental health agency in Sacramento, California. Amy started her counseling work at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston during her graduate work at the University of Houston where she earned a Master’s of Education in Counseling Psychology.
Amy volunteered with the Children’s Bereavement Art Group and Children’s Art Therapy Support Group at Sutter VNA & Hospice in Sacramento for five years, in Houston she volunteered at the Children’s Museum and Texas Children’s Hospital through her membership in the Junior League of Houston. Amy’s expertise in diverse topics has been called on by KPRC News, KRIV Fox 26 News, The Houston Chronicle, The Examiner Newspapers and other news outlets.
Blended family transitions
Building effective parenting skills
Coping with anxiety
Defining personal growth and identity
Discipline with love
Grief and loss healing
Resolving family-of-origin issues
Strengthening marital/couple relationship
Therapy for therapist
Personal growth issues
Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy-Associate
The number one indicator of positive outcomes in therapy, is the relationship between the therapist and client. Once established with a therapist you feel safe and comfortable with, there is no limit to the work that can be done and the goals that can be achieved in counseling. Individuals, couples and families can realize the changes needed to find their happiness.