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Amy H. Bates M.A., ATR-BC, L.P.C.C.

As a psychotherapist, and board certified Art Therapist, I use traditional solution focused, evidence-based practices with a positive, strength-based approach. While teaching practical coping skills for managing immediate symptoms, I integrate the creative process, mindfulness and somatic-awareness to instill hope and promote long lasting health and wellbeing.

Online Counseling Services

Do you want to feel more relaxed, confident and content in your life?  I provide a warm, inviting virtual space where you can share your hopes and dreams as well as identify the problems that stand in your way. Together we will explore what you want more of in your life. You will be skillfully guided in a safe, supportive, nurturing, and confidential environment to discover areas of deep personal growth. 


Education:  Master of Arts in Counseling and Art Therapy, Southwestern College, Santa Fe, NM                    Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts and Art History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 

Biography: I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in NM, NC and SC, and a Nationally Board Certified Art Therapist. My training in psychotherapy is informed by my background as a visual artist and recognition of the power of the creative process in healing. I have experience working with individuals and families in a community mental health agency and private practice. I currently provide online counseling through Teladoc. I am an adjunct professor teaching graduate level Art Therapy and Counseling at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. 



  • stress

  • anxiety or feeling overwhelmed

  • work pressures

  • sadness

  • relationship conflicts

  • grief

  • trauma and PTSD

  • mood swings

  • Mindfulness

  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy


I offer video or phone sessions for a private, safe, open dialogue where you can gain deeper insight and move toward being a happier, healthier and more confident you. Set up a confidential virtual appointment in the comfort of your home through Teladoc.

(877) 818-1176.  Teladoc

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