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My name is Amy and I am an autistic/ADHD (AuDHD)  therapist. I am neurodiversity-affirming, meaning that I recognize the validity and worth of all neurotypes. I specialize in working with neurodivergency;  Autism, ADHD, OCD, PDA Anxiety, PTSD, and also in providing support for LGBTQIA2S+ community members.  I started Heartstone Guidance Center to help provide a safe space in this world for neurodivergent  clients and therapists alike.I take a compassionate and holistic approach to therapy that honors the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit.

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Amy Duffy-Barnes, LMSW

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Clinical Therapist

I am a licensed clinical therapist with 17 years of experience, offering online and in-person psychotherapy services.  My goal as a therapist is to offer compassionate support and evidence-based therapy techniques. I take a mindful and balanced approach to both life and therapy and I respect other people's life paths.


I am autistic and neurodiversity-affirming and I uphold the neurodiversity paradigm which views people being neurodivergent as naturally occurring variants in human neurology. I have extensive experience working with all ages of neurodivergent people including autistic, ADHD, OCD, PDA, PTSD, as well as the LGBTQIA2S+ community. I am also certified to work with people experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorder. 


I specialize in helping people find and embrace their neurodivergent identities. I can also help you discover the coping strategies and tools you need to live in an ever-changing world. I think we were all hoping for a return to normal after living through a series of global traumatic events together. But the world remains in a state of flux and we are all struggling to keep our balance. I will do my best to help you find your balance in this crazy world, create your own calm and safe space and find some hope in the darkness.

I also believe strongly in integrating somatic techniques and polyvagal theory into therapy. Utilizing a deep understanding of the mind-body connection, somatic therapies help neurodivergent people process and release stored trauma, tension, and emotional blockages held within the body. Through techniques such as breathwork, body awareness exercises, and gentle movement, clients are guided to reconnect with their bodies and access their innate capacity for healing. Using polyvagal therapy, we also focus on understanding the nervous system's response to stress and trauma. By working with the body's autonomic nervous system and fostering a sense of safety and connection, neurodivergent folks can learn to regulate their nervous system responses and cultivate resilience in the face of life's challenges.


I work with adolescents, adults, and families but have years of experience working with children and will consider younger clients on a case-by-case basis. I am happy to help advocate for you or your child in school, the workplace, or other institutional settings. 

 I am an active and involved therapist.  I tend to practice a little on the 'zennish' side. I am trained in EMDR, traditional psychotherapy, IFS (internal family systems, Buddhist meditation and mindfulness, trauma-informed CBT, DBT, strength-based and person centered therapies and somatic therapy. 

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